This is probably related to the anime, film or series. Or as some one said, it could just merely be for a Wi-fi event.
K-tet wrote:For all we know, this announcement could be additional DLC for Black and White 2. However, look at what year we're in. ^.~
I predict with a fair degree of logic that it will be the Hoenn remasters for the DS. Why? There seems to be an 8-10 year interval for these remasters to surface. FireRed and LeafGreen were released in 2004, 8 years after the original Red and Green cartridges were released in Japan. Likewise, HeartGold and SoulSilver were released in 2010, 9 years after the original Gold and Silver cartridges were released in Europe (10 in USA, 11 in Japan). Ruby and Sapphire were both released in 2003. Now we're in 2013. It's most definitely possible that this is the case. Also, we all know that HeartGold and SoulSilver covered both Johto and Kanto regions respectively (as did the originals), and with both the 4th and 5th Gen games being DS anyway, it stands to reason that Hoenn is the only region that has yet to feature on the hardware. It's all pointing in the right direction for a Hoenn remaster. Educated tuppence for you all.
What I do believe is that it won't be a 3DS game, but perhaps it'll be a 3DS-enhanced DS game like Black and White 2 are. It's far too early to be releasing a fully-fledged game on the 3DS, especially one that's counter-intuitive to the other versions (in other words, why release a remaster for new hardware?). Gen 6 will most definitely be a 3DS game, I'm certain of that. Perhaps they'll bring it to Wii U as well (though before Game Freak have stated they don't wish to pursue this route). The 3DS can communicate with the DS however, so 6th Gen games should allow you to move Pokémon from say any of the DS games to the 6th Gen in much the same way as the 5th Gen games did is most definitely on the cards.
I'm definitely looking forward to this announcement in any case.
No no no no no. Ruby and Sapphire remakes should not be on DS. The only reason why Black 2 and White 2 were on DS, was because Nintendo didn't want to put the sequel games of the same generation as Black and White on 3ds, and alienate its fans (it would be bad choice to have same gen games on different consoles anyway). There is also a pattern in relation to remakes:
Red/Blue/Green = Game Boy.
Leaf Green/Fire Red = Game Boy Advance (2 gens away).
Silver/Gold = Game Boy Colour
Heart Gold/ Soul Silver = DS (2 gens away).
Ruby/Sapphire = Game Boy Advance.
Logically, Ruby/Sapphire remakes would be on 3DS (2 gens away).
Nintendo need to sell their 3DS products more, what would be the point in producing for the previous gen console still?