The first handheld Pokémon role-playing adventure set in a 3D world was released four years ago today.
Pokémon X and Y, developed by Game Freak and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, was released across the world exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS on October 12th, 2013.
The game was the first of the “mainline” Pokémon adventures to feature 3D graphics, both for the world and the creatures themselves. While the general gameplay follows the formula of previous RPGs in the series, it does feature some notable new features.
Some of those features include 70 all-new creatures, an all-new setting in Kalos, “mega” evolutions for particular Pokémon, and as previously mentioned, fully 3D graphics.
As in previous installments in the series, both titles can be played separate of each other, but if a player wants to “catch ’em all,” they’ll have to use both Pokémon X and Y.
The game was a big hit, selling over 16 million copies around the world.