With the 2015 E3 just around the corner, the last few years have been exciting for Pokemon fans, and recent rumors could indicate that this year will provide the same excitement for fans around the world.
According to NeoGAF user Americanmushroom , the recent NAB conference (a motion graphics conference) and a host provided an introduction video for an upcoming E3 show, and Pokemon creator Satosji Tajiri is listed as a special guest for the show.
“A lot of these names listed are likely placeholders until the outlet can confirm final bookings, in which case the production house will have different slides that can be dropped in and out for the final show,” added JohnTinker.
Nevertheless, since “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” as well as “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Pokemon Alpha Sapphire” were both present at E3 in separate years, fans are wondering if 2015 will be time for another major announcement, like a release date for the next Pokemon game.
One year ago, Serebii confirmed that a new trademark has been discovered for Delta Emerald, registered by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures Inc.
Touted as the logical sequel to ORAS, fans are also anticipating a direct sequel that will include additions such as Battle Frontier.
As noted by US Gamer contributor Kat Bailey, only the Battle Resort is available for “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire,” but at the Resort, there is a monument which reads, “The Battle Frontier Project Has Started!” Although it is unknown to what capacity the Battle Frontier will be a presence in the game, the most prominent theory is that either a DLC will be made available for the first time in Pokemon franchise history, or “Pokemon Delta Emerald” will have a later release date.
There is also tremendous overlap between the mythology of “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire,” to “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” With “Pokemon Z” having long been discussed as a possible sequel, could Satoshi Tajiri announce a sequel that will service both generations?