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Get a Direct Comparison of the Facelift You’ll See in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Nintendo Japan has revealed a new but short video that does a nice job of comparing both the original and the remake for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Featured above, you can view the male Pokemon trainer getting into a battle with a news reporter and cameraman dual battle, after which the video transitions to the 3DS remakes—and depicts the very same encounter.

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are hitting the 3DS on November 21st.

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5 comments
  1. monopandora
    monopandora
    November 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    aaww… the old music had so much nostalgia =(

  2. Weeb
    Weeb
    November 2, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I’m still waiting for Battle Frontier confirmation. Emerald’s Battle Frontier was the best post Elite Four content in the series.

  3. Koroma
    Koroma
    November 2, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    epic memories i think pokemon emerald is the one i remember the best

  4. Leorio
    Leorio
    November 3, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I’d personally still take a new Pokemon game in the original style any day. I’ve been playing since day 1 and the new ones, though fun, are nothing compared to those older graphics. :l What was wrong with keeping them the same but making them sharper each time? :(

    Not to mention I wouldn’t mind as much if they at least kept the Pokemon’s cries the same.. but even those were changed.

  5. blOOz
    blOOz
    November 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I actually had problems with the change in graphical style as far back as Black and White 1. At the time, I preferred the HeartGold/SoulSilver style because it retained classic Gameboy era appearance more.

    However this time around with Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, I like what they did with the graphics from X/Y. It seems they used the same engine/graphical style but made adjustments by increasing the field of view around the character and tweaking the camera position so that it’s more above the character like in the older games vs. the camera being positioned behind and above the character like it was set up in X and Y.

    X/Y’s camera made the game look more like a third person RPG, while OR/AS’s camera is adjusted so that it resembles the old top-down perspective from the classic games. Just take a look at a few videos of X and Y and pair the camera view with videos of OR/AS.

    That said, this will be the first Pokemon I’ve bought since HeartGold, and luckily it comes out on my payday. I’m hype.