Pokémon X (Japanese: ポケットモンスターＸ,Pocket Monsters X) and Pokémon Y (Japanese: ポケットモンスターＹ,Pocket Monsters Y) are the upcoming video games of the Generation VI series. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the first two Pokémon video games that comes in the main game series for the Nintendo 3DS. The video games were announced by current Nintendo president Satoru Iwata on January 8, 2013 on 11 AM GMT and 6 AM JST during a Pokémon Direct video on the Nintendo 3DS. These will be the first video games of the Pokémon series that will be released worldwide with exception of different countries. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released on October 2013, but the official release date of the video games is still unknown.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the first two Pokémon games that are completely in a 3-dimensional style of gameplay on a handheld system. Each and everything has been changed since the release of previous Pokemon games. The sprites have been changed into 3D designed models from the characters to the Pokémon. The appearance of a Pokémon has also been changed as seen in the trailer when the male protagonist was running through the grass and encountered a Pikachu.
The battle system in video games also went under a 3-dimensional style. As seen in the trailer of the video game there were different Pokémon battles introduced. The attack of a Pokémon will be shown in a 3D style against another Pokémon. It will even show how the Pokémon will move when it's being attacked or vice versa by the opponent.
The two legendary Pokémon that are the mascots for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have been officially named as: Xerneas and Yveltal. Xerneas is deer-like with rainbow antlers, who is shaped like the letter X when it's legs are apart, while Yveltal bird-like avian of some sort, who is shaped like the letter Y.
The region's name is the Kalos, inspired by the country France.
Interestingly, the two monuments showned in the trailer are in Île-de-France.
During the trailer of the video game, Pikachu was standing on the Eiffel Tower, and an Eiffel Tower-like structure is seen behind the male protagonist when he's rollerskating in a city, also, the female protagonist has been seen running from a bridge which is probably modelled after the Palace of Versailles in France.
The main city is Lumiose City.
These are the first main Pokémon titles that uses single letters instead using colors or material items for the sub-title.
These are the first two games to have their mascot's English name released before their Japanese names.
In the Japanese logos, you can see a bit of DNA in the section: モンス. This could be a reference to how X and Y are chromosomes.
These games titles, X & Y, may also be reference to the 3D axis of X, Y and Z, since they're the first main games to be for the 3DS and to be completely 3D.
This Generation is bound to bring significant changes to the series: