Apparently you haven't seen the previous article hahaI'm pretty hyped about the releases in Chinese. I'm very doubtful but if there's anyone reading this in Beijing, hit me up!
And for everyone, rumor in China says that the Hong Kong version of the games will not be region-locked. We can expect the whole regional lockout thing to be completely removed from NX (maybe except for some region(s) where XBOX ONE and PS4 are region-locked).
I guess Gamefreak and Nintendo would really consider adding more languages if the Chinese versions sell good, and I'm sure they will.Meh... We already knew about the titles... not their fault but they could have at least revealed the mascots... Now I still have no idea what this game is about, even though it looks more and more like a regular new pair of games with no connection to XY...
About the languages, no offense to the chinese but they added 2 new languages to the options: both are variants of Chinese... Still no Portuguese games despite the fact that Portuguese is one of the most spoken languages in the world (I know Chinese has even more speakers but you get the point)...
Although, I must admit, I'm so used to playing the games in English and I like English so much, I probably wouldn't care about the Portuguese option and would still choose English... But I'm sure others would appreciate.
The thing that got me more interested was actually the option to transfer Pokémon from the digital RBY to Sun & Moon. I'm assuming we can only transfer them to S/M because XY/ORAS are not programmed to handle data from those games. But I'm really curious about that now because I'm wondering how the Pokémon data will be changed when transferring the pokémon to the new games.
I mean, in RBY, the data structure was completely different and there are no Abilites, Natures and you can't breed to get certain egg moves. Maybe they reprogrammed the games so the pokémon now have a personality value in these re-releases, though if that's true, I guess when transferring the Pokémon, the ability and nature will be completely random.
But anyway, depending on how it will turn out, I might actually purchase one of the digital releases to make a new in-game team, when before this news I didn't even consider the option.
2 more things:
- The japanese game logos don't have the Mega Evolution symbol anymore. Instead they feature a crystal. This might indicate a new mechanic (or something else entirely), but this makes me wonder if Mega Evolution was just Gen 6 thing or, if there's indeed a new mechanic, it may be related to it. But it's one more reason for me to think that they are really leaving Kalos behind... which is something I'm not really happy about.
- People talking about vehicles. You play in a world full of awesome creatures with various elemental powers and abilites and you're interested in the vehicles? Seriously?
BTW I bet the new games will be of the 7th gen while including Kalos.