A lot of people missed the small fact that in late August/early September Junichi Masuda visited France for a few days. While the visit itself wouldnt be anything special when asked about the reason for it Masuda replied "STUDY". Study what?
And whats even more interesting ALL of the places Masuda visited are in SOUTHERN FRANCE:
Yes you know what that means: yes Southern Kalos in the next game
And its not a surprise why there is no annoucement yet. GF obviously still works on the game. Of course Masuda's visit dont they're getting started. He was there most like to get more pictures and knowledge for extra details etc. They're probably done with the story (hence why Zygarde was revealed already) and they're still are perfecting new places (thats my wild guess obviously). Seeing how Zygarde was revealed already they most likely want to create huge hype for the next year game since its the 20 annivesary game and we'll probably hear about it early next year.
Links to Masuda's pictures from southern France
i wouldn't mind seeing southern france/Kalos.
it'd be cool if the pokedex was an inverse of the dex from Kalos...like using pokemon that aren't native to Kalos be part of the main dex there, with the original new Kalos pokemon and the usual suspects.
Well there's a lot of people (not only trolls sadly) who are confused whats going on or even dont believe next Kalos game will happen only because it didnt happen this year and they started promotion with the anime (like Platinums btw)
Masuda's visit in southern France to "study" proves expanded Kalos game IS happening.
The new badges shown in the anime would mae sense with southern kalos.
Sure we had anime-only badges in the past they were odd and not really type-based but those are very well designed and the types are obvious
New Fire type leader
Juan being the water leader in Kalos
New Flying gym in Lumiose. Battle at the top of Lumiose tower
Korrina replaces Malva in Elite 4 while Malva tales over Team Flare
Clemont replaces Siebold in Elite 4 while Siebold opens up a new restaurant in Kalos
Just do it!
I would be surprisingly okay with this. I'm kind of hoping that they do a huge overhaul on the story progression for Z, not as a sequel, but just a sort of "final draft" of the whole Kalos affair to tie Zygarde into it, show us new parts of Kalos and feature new gyms to challenge. Grant needs to go because he's awful and boring, Korrina could be bumped to simply being some sort of Mega Evolution student under her grandfather instead of being a gym leader. She challenges you twice outside the gym anyway. Might as well make her a different kind of rival that shows up and challenges you to prove who's worthy of being the successor. Bump Clemont to Elite 4 since he's a face character for the anime and he can bump Siebold since we'll have a new water gym. Malva can be a right-hand woman to Lysandre through the game and be arrested after you defeat Team Flare, then replace her with a new E4 member. Ground or Dark perhaps?
I'd just love to see Kalos get a face lift. Outside of Laverre and Lumiose the whole region was bland and dull. The leaders had zero personality outside of Korrina, Wulfric and Valerie, one of which was annoying as hell and the other was creepy as shit. Giving us some exotic-looking new towns to visit and fun types to fight against could do nothing but good. Plus Malva is a total bitch and it makes no sense that she's still on the E4 after being a confirmed criminal.
Dark maybe but i cant see Ground having a gym or elite 4 member in Kalos. The only Ground type in 6th gen (bar Zygarde of course) is Diggersby and it is a very weak Pokemon. Its hidden ability wont help it that much in-game
and whats up these waterfalls?
captcha says mountains
Yeah, it pretty much proves it.
It also proves that the game was not long ago in the extreme early stages of design. If he only visited south France in August then I wouldn't expect a game for a while.
Not necessarily. Seeing Zygarde formes with the lore behind them makes you think they're probably done with the story part. Masuda's visit could be just to get some extra inspirations to make the possible new places feel more French, to implement those extra details. The game is surely done or close to be done. There's now way GF will ignore 20th annivesary when it comes to main games. Something will be announced in February at latest. Dont forget Volcanion will most likely be revealed with the next movie title (usually very early in the year)
>Setting yourself up for disappointment
I'm not saying the next game isn't Z or Zygarde focused or whatever, but I just don't feel like I care what the next game is yet. I want it, obviously but ORAS and XY being let downs (for me personally at least) just have me real cautious in getting hyped for the next one.
>I just don't feel like I care what the next game is yet
Nobody forces or eveb asks you to be excited. Why ruin the fun for others though? You have to remember that its pretty common opinion that last games in the generation are always the best.
Possibly, but surely designing the region is one of the lengthiest tasks? I don't know the first thing about game design though, but seems like it would take the longest. But yeah, I'm expecting an announcement reasonably soon, but not expecting the game until probably late next year
>not expecting the game until probably late next year
Nah that would be way too long. Summer at the latest, they cant just ignore all the Zygarde promotion for too long, Summer around Zygarde movie is the best bet
Can't wait for GF to perfect the locations by adding in things that look like they are there for something important only to find out that no they are not while fans speculate a ton.