I was fully expecting the Jan. 8 announcement to be the remakes -_-;
Since they've been following the pattern of making remakes after two new consoles have been created (GB, GBC, GBA, DS, etc) and it's already been 2 since RSE came out, I have full confidence that we'll be getting the remakes midway through gen 6.
Who knows; after Episode N, May (and Drew?) might stop by Pallet to say hi when Ash comes back home. Or maybe he'll stop by Johto on his way back (somehow the writers will have it make sense that the Contest Crew have been there for like three Poke-years...)
Oh, and Encyclopika, I'm reading Contest Tie right now. I love it so much!! I'm on episode 16 (...oh Drew...xD)
Kanto villains? Why are you here?!
Because Unova villains are too stupid to take over Unova!