Game Freak Director explains the meaning behind Pokemon X & Y titles
Pokemon X and Y are set to add a bevy of new features to the series such as Mega Evolutions, Fairy types, and new Pokemon. However, this will also be the first time the franchise has titled one of these core handheld installments using letters rather than colors; something that was discussed in a recent Iwata Asks.
When speaking to Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda, and the CEO of the Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata eventually popped the question: "why did you decide the call them Pokemon X and Pokemon Y?"
Masuda-san revealed the names represent the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) axis on a grid. With that being said, the Director added that each axis represents different types of people, and that even with different beliefs and ideas these people can intersect and overlap somewhere.
Furthermore, Masuda did mention, however, that not everybody at Game Freak was initially on board with the X and Y monikers. But, after a lot of consulting the titles stuck, as it was decided they were both simple and recognizable around the world.
Pokemon X and Y launches worldwide on October 12 for 3DS.
Rumors of another Pokemon game in the works has been recently sparked thanks to Japanese television show, NHK, stating that a new entry has been in the works since this past summer.
So g1s what do you think? Does this change your perception of the upcoming games? Or do you take it as a neat piece of Pokemon trivia? Let me know what you think in the comments below!