English version of XD announced
The english title and North American release date of Pokémon XD has been announced during the Pre-E3 Nintendo Conference. "Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness" will be released in October 2005 in North America.
Nintendo have promised a "Dark and sinister" plot for the game, a "serious plot, because Pokémon is serious business". While some fans have expressed reservations over this, given similar promises made for Pokémon Colosseum which some mature fans feel were not kept, it is impossible to know at this point what the plot actually is, and thus impossible to actually comment on its maturity level. We can speculate however that once again, the plot will involve "snagging" dark Pokémon and purifying them.
Additionally, Nintendo of America released three new screenshots. The third is already known, but not in this great resolution.
First trailers are now available from IGN.
- http://media.cube.ign.com/media/716/716652/vids_1.html - Trailer for Pokémon XD at IGN