Good god is everyone's sarcasm meter off today. While it was built by people from Hoenn, it was also built as a bridge between the two region. It and the Shinjoh ruins are middle points apparently, so yeah. But that's not the point. The point is, does anyone else expect some form of region art?
Anyone hoping on an expansive region? GF could fit most of Europe into this game, and if we only have about 20 routes (numbered) then I will freak.
Anyway, I can't say this is a gym puzzle solely based on that clip, it's not really as artificial as most gyms are. For all we know they could've put these paths up through an actual forest or jungle to make it traversible for trainers. There's absolutely nothing in that clip that definitively proves it's a gym.
EDIT: And I wouldn't want to see a game that features multiple regions in any game again, that leads to a whole lot of distribution and design issues. I mean, look at GSCHGSS, both regions are pretty small compared to independent regions like Hoenn and Sinnoh. Plus there's issues with leveling and pacing (a lot of the trainers throughout the game were underleveled, as well as the Pokemon in Kanto). And not to mention Pokemon distribution, where you have about a dozen or so Pokemon that you can't catch until Kanto that you should be able to (why the hell are there Johto lines only in Kanto?), and a pretty bad balance of Pokemon throughout the game thanks to a loosely defined post game (is Kanto considered the main game or post game? Because you could argue either one). So no more multiple regions please, there's too many problems with that.
Anyway, I'd like to see other regions get BW2 style sequels, particularly Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn (and maybe later they can give Unova another one when they've mastered the idea and can give it proper regional design). Hoenn has a lot of interesting things they could do with the regional design because the original RSE had the most unintuitive storyline path ever (especially between the 1st and 4th gyms). Kanto and Johto could use one because they're too small and dependent on each other, they each feel like half a region in a sense. So what they could do with that is cut off access to the other region, expand the regions to about Hoenn or Sinnoh size with a bigger variety of areas, gyms that are more spread out through the region, and a bit more emphasis on exploration. Also, the Pokedexes for both are absolutely unacceptable by modern standards (in particular, not enough Ghost, Dragon, Dark, and Steel types), they could revamp them with newer Pokemon to balance things out. But yeah, there's a lot of potential with BW2 style games, I'm hoping they'll continue with that.
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So here's how I think it might go:
-concept art for the protagonists and maybe the professor
-some details on Xerneas and Yveltal (type, abilities, etc.)
-reveal of some of the more common new Pokemon seen throughout the game (regional bird, regional rodent, regional bug, etc.)
-maybe a map of the region (if not February then certainly March)
-more screenshots of new areas
-region map if they haven't revealed it already
-more new Pokemon, maybe some more recurring Pokemon and/or some new evolutions (the new Eeveelution might be revealed around this time if there really is one) and maybe a few past gen regional dex Pokemon
-new features (whatever they're doing to happiness, something that uses Streetpass, etc.)
-maybe some plot related details such as the new evil team
April and onwards:
-Gradual reveal of more and more new Pokemon
-reveal of more new features and new characters
Come to think of it, since they're marketing this as a more global game with the simultaneous release and all, do you think we'll start to get info from non-Japanese sources as well?
E3 media blowout is definitely gonna happen, no way Nintendo's gonna skip it. Pokemon has its own PR machine of its own, but lets be honest, E3 would be the best place to get attention for it at criticial levels. Considering how this is not the topic, lets steer back to the real topic:
The region. I have some kind of idea, what the region will be. I posted this on BMGF as well:
I doubt we're going to get much in terms of region size being a real world country or countries equivalent. I'm assuming at best we'll be getting Ile-de-France,Picardy,Centre,, and Upper Normandy as the basis, with the worst case being Picardy and Champagne only. All regions have been cities and their surrounding areas, and to an extent even Sinnoh and Hoenn do that as they both have 1 major city and thats basically it.
I mean take real world sizes for an example:
Kanto-Chubu= 32,423.90+72,572.34=Roughly 105.000 square km
Kyushu= 35,640 square km
Hokkaido= 83,453.57 square km
NYC(1,213)+Hudson/Bergen County(799.875)=2012.875 square km
And you now have an idea of what the region is going to be when it comes to France. NYC was the worst possible place to base a region on, as its the smallest. It mucked thing up big time, and considering how big it is in-game, we might never get the scale of it next to the other regions. It might be big, say for the Pokenippon, but super tiny for PokeUS, or vice versa. Paris would remedy some of it sort of, as its fairly big, and the geography is kind of unique. With some imagination it could be done, however my biggest fear is of Ile De France's Poke-filter will turn it into a sideway's Unova. The literal translation is Isle of France, so who knows. It does have more then 2 rivers, so the region could be fairly interesting, perhaps giving us a very thoughtful region, with one massive Island in the middle, and lots of rivers about it, with large landlocked chunks that go off map.
As a note:
The regions I mention would give us a real world area roughly 82879 square km, the size of Sinnoh's real world counterpart. It would be as big as Hoenn however, with some sea, but a good amount of land. It cuts off in a logical way in real life, and the multiple rivers of Ile De france can offer some variety. Best part is that it also allows some post game Britain, thanks the the sea that is reached.
I hope that they release at least one new gym leader a month.
You know your name better than I do. YAY!
It would be awesome if there were sky areas, with wild Pokémon is cloud patches. You could access them in certain spots with Fly, it would be kinda like Dive but in the sky.
I like trains.
"Hi, girl, can I Squirtle on your Jigglypuff?"
"Hey! I was looking forward to seeing you! My rival should be strong to keep me sharp."
Your rival would like to battle!
I really hope that they don't try to squeeze in the whole of Europe in this region. France and a bit of post game Britain will do IMO.
Leave the other European countries for other regions.
@Ver-mont : The Pokemon US/UK site did mention that they would update with new info, so there is nothing stopping them from updating at the same time Japan gets the news.
France is a great place to have a region. Mountains, countryside, towns, cities, It'll be great.
I like Metagross, and I claim it!
Spheal with it.