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Game Freak has released the first gameplay footage from Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. The brief video shows the two Legendary Pokemon of the games preparing for combat.
The gameplay video shows that Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire feature 3D graphics rather than sprites. From the look of things, the games use the same engine seen in Pokemon X and Y. That would explain how Game Freak is able to release these remakes a mere year after X and Y. Here's some battle footage from X and Y for comparison's sake:
Groudon and Kyogre are essentially opposites. Kyogre is a Water-type Pokemon with the ability to raise the sea level. Groudon, a Ground-type, can lower the sea level. The two obviously don't get along too well together.
The two Legendaries played a pivotal role in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. In those games, Team Magma and Team Aqua were trying to catch them so they could use their powers to further their plans.
The gameplay video's a little too short to tell us much. We see Groudon and Kyogre puff out their chest a bit and that's it. The video closes with a promise that there's "more to come."
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are 3DS remakes of those two games. It's unclear whether the remakes will have the same plot as Ruby and Sapphire. All Nintendo has said so far is that the games will "take the players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world."
Even if Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are mere visual updates and nothing more, Groudon and Kyogre should be an important part of the story. They're featured on the games' covers, after all.
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will launch worldwide in November. The game is playable on 3DS and 2DS.