'Pokemon Omega Ruby' And 'Alpha Sapphire': First Footage For 3DS Remakes Shows Improved 3D Look [VIDEO]

By Alex Riviello , Updated May 10, 2014 08:26 PM EDT
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Nintendo just announced that the next in the Pokemon series will be hitting later this November for the 3DS, and they will be none other than remakes of 2003's Ruby and Sapphire Gameboy Advance titles. Now they've sent along the very first gameplay footage from the game so you can see how improved things look.

Nintendo Announces Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Before you watch it, take note that this is a very short video. It was just shown off in Japan and contains development footage from the newly announced games. It's brief but it does help to show just how much better the graphics look. Of course, it's been 11 years since the originals came out, so we'd expect nothing less!

"Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are a fresh take on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which launched in 2003 and were fan-favorite hits on the Game Boy Advance system," said Nintendo in a statement. "The new titles promise to take players through a dramatic story within a spectacular new world."

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As with the box art, the the video contains a look at the legendary Pokemon Groudon and Kyogre. The story revolves around the attempts of Team Magma and Team Aqua to capture each of those Pokemon. As you can tell from the look of them, they can control the weather (land and sea, respectively) and depending on which version you purchased you would pick one team's side.

Nintendo is releasing both titles sometime this November. Expect to see much more on it in the upcoming months and check out the video below!

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