Pokemon XD for GameCube Officially Confirmed!
IGN interviewed Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing Reggie Fils-Aime at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco being held this week. The interview confirmed the existence of Pokemon XD for GameCube.
As you may recall from reading the news here, a title named "Pokemon Colosseum XD GC" was seen on the EBgames website (has since been removed). This was also reported by IGN. While the page was online, it stated a US release date of November 14, 2005 and a price tag of $49.99. Here's a bit from the interview:
Finally, what is Pokemon XD?
Pokemon XD is a brand new Pokemon game for GameCube. It's a true RPG Pokemon. It's isn't a sequel to Collosseum. It's a brand new build. A brand new game that really plays off the RPG aspects. So think of it this way. If you loved Ruby and Sapphire, you're going to love Pokemon XD for GameCube.
You can read the full interview here: GDC 2005: Reggie Talks Revolution
So there you have it, look for Pokemon XD soon, the true Pokemon RPG game for GameCube.
Possible Screenshots for Pokemon XD?
Back in December, Japanese gaming magazine Coro Coro revealed screenshots of the next Pokemon game for GameCube, however, it didn't reveal the title of the game. The screenshots look like the story mode of Pokemon Colosseum. Which lead many to believe that it would be the next Pokemon Colosseum game. However, now that Pokemon XD is revealed as a brand new Pokemon RPG game for GameCube, these screenshots may turn out to be Pokemon XD.
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