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Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire are "full-remakes," Iwata stresses

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Pokemon Alpha Sapphire were announced earlier this week, and were dubbed a “fresh take" on Game Boy Advance titles Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, which led to some slight confusion as to what the games are.


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Now, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata clarified during a company investor briefing that both titles would be "full-remakes” of the original games, rather than successors or expanded with new ideas.

He added that both original games have sold 16.22 million copies worldwide to-date, with over 5.44 million of that figure coming from Japanese sales.

The nature of the project is still confusing however, as Nintendo's own Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire press release makes mention of both games taking place in a “spectacular new world,” so it's unclear if this is a total change in setting, or just hype-speak.

We'll have further clarity as we roll towards the November launch.

Via Siliconera.

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