Pokemon X and Y to Be Followed with Ruby and Sapphire Remakes

The follow up games to Pokemon X and Y will be remakes of the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire versions for the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo announced a November release for both of these titles earlier this week.

"Announcing Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Prepare for an epic adventure exploring a world filled with Pokemon!" wrote the company.

Nintendo went on to explain the origins of the Ruby and Sapphire versions.

"Pokemon fans first enjoyed Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version when it launched in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. Now a whole new generation of Pokemon fans will experience the dramatic storyline that unfolds in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire," the statement read.

There is also a trailer for the games that accompanies the announcement.

Another Pokemon game titled Art Academy will be available for digital download in Japan on Nintendo 3DS starting June 19.

A trailer for the game launched earlier this week and it basically shows a game that allows players to create high quality fan art. It starts out with tracing exercises and moves up to more advanced drawing and painting.

There should be more information released on Art Academy in the coming months and U.S. release should follow shortly after the initial Japan launch. E3 might be the place where that information is revealed.

Fans of the Pokemon X and Y games will be excited to hear that toys based the series will hit McDonalds sometime in the very near future.

They will be a part of Pokemon X and Y themed meals that will come with related accessories including a TCG card and one of 12 toys based on characters in the game including Pikachu, Venusaur, Servine, Pignite, Axew, Dewott, Blastoise, Woobat, Xerneas and Charizard.

Scanning the toys with a special mobile app will unlock mini games. All of them could be viewed on the Pokemon official website.