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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby will have limited 3D just like Pokemon X & Y


Fans hoping that Game Freak found a way to improve the 3D usage in Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby over Pokemon X/Y will probably be disappointed to hear that the game will not have full 3D in all areas.

Its easy to miss and hard to notice but a very small, quick disclaimer in the new video Nintendo released earlier today revealing these remakes said this:

Game in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D

While this isn’t confirmation that the game will be set up the exact same way as X/Y where there is 3D during battles but not in the over world it does point towards that. This could be a consequence of annualized Pokemon games and releasing them worldwide all at once. Maybe Game Freak simply doesn’t have the time or resources to add 3D to the overworld? Or maybe its just not a big priority?

Either way, don’t expect much more 3D in these remakes than we got in X/Y.


  • JoeDaniel

    I’m almost 100% sure they did the 2D areas because of how many kids play the game… I could’ve swore they said this publicly when they released X and Y… it’s clear it’s not an issue of priority otherwise it wouldn’t be the only games on the 3DS built that way!