Since the days of Pokemon Colleseum and Pokemon XD on the Nintendo Gamecube, we really haven’t seen a fully fledged 3D Pokemon game. The Wii certainly could have done it, but for some reason it wasn’t done – much to our dismay. We had Pokemon Battle Revolution, but that was more like the old Pokemon Stadium games, rather than the free roam, expansive and 3D games that were on the Gamecube. But WHY didn’t they give us something for the Wii?
Personally, I think they gave us fillers like Battle Revolution and PokePark just to keep our appetites wet and ready for the Wii U. I’m almost certain they would have known back when the Wii was about a year old that the next generation home console would be HD, and powerful enough to deliver a good game, with prime graphics. However, at the same time I think they were waiting for a time when both the Wii U and 3DS, their next generation consoles would be side by side.
The 3DS is capable of a high quality, glasses free 3D. It’s also a lot more powerful than it’s predecessors, meaning the games released for the system have a much higher potential. The Wii U has full HD graphic capabilities and is, in essence a giant HD Nintendo DS in your house. Your touch screen is held with all your other buttons, and you can sit quite comfortably with your options all on that touch screen, and the real game before your eyes.
Another thing you will notice is that Black and White weren’t released for the 3DS, only the Regular DS format. Why? Again, I believe these titles (Along with the soon to be released Black 2 and White 2) are only fillers. We’ve been edging closer and closer to 3D graphics in the games for a long time, it really kicked off with Diamond and Pearl with the complete rehaul of the graphics layout, and this rehaul was improved again. None of this is fact at all, but I’m certain the next handheld version of the Pokemon RPG series will be released in a higher 3D than the current generation, on the 3DS.
But that isn’t the full console version. That isn’t Colleseum, like we all used to love. Now we turn to you. What do you think, or want from a new Pokemon game for the home console? Personally I don’t think it will be long before we see it, but what do you think?
The next discussion of this kind will feature Digimon, sticking to the ‘mons before hitting some of the old school favourites!