When the third generation Pokemon games were released, I had …
In the 1990’s, there were a multitude of fads that created a brief flash in the pan, and then petered away into nothingness. One unexpectedly long-running phenomena from that era is Pokemon, and the new additions to the series, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire keep the dream alive of catching collectible creatures centered in a universe of creativity and combat.
Masahiro Sakurai, best known as the creator of Super Smash Bros, took to Miiverse today to announce the reveal of the next new fighter in the Smash Bros roster. Scheduled for Monday, July 14, at 7 AM, the unveiling will be live-streamed on the game’s official website rather than in a Nintendo Direct video or by any other means. Who could this approaching challenger be? According to Sakurai, the development team is “nearing the bottom of the stash of new challenger videos that we’ve made…” so who else do we have to look forward to? In proper fanboy fashion, here are some of my best guesses, desired improbable possibilities, and wild wishes for the next Smash challenger.
My wife handed me a heavy, neatly wrapped box and said something to the effect of, “You’ll never guess in a million years what I got you.” She was absolutely right. I had no idea what was in it, and gaped in awe as I opened the rectangular package. Inside, eloquently displayed, were three old game cartridges below three Game Boys of matching color. This year for my birthday, my wife got me a glass case exhibiting Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow with matching Game Boy Pockets. It perfectly represented me and my evolution (intentional word choice) as a gamer, cascading me with that sensation known as nostalgia.