In a recent issue of CoroCoro Comic, Nintendo revealed the next generation of Pokémon in the form of Pokémon Emerald for the Game Boy Advance. The upcoming title will follow in the footsteps of Ruby and Sapphire by building on those games and adding a few new touches.
The story of Pokémon Emerald follows the adventures of the same male and female trainers seen in Ruby and Sapphire as they set out to stop the schemes of Team Aqua and Team Magma. The two trainers also have new green accessories to fit the theme of the new game, and a new green Legendary Pokémon, Rayquaza, will be introduced.
The battle system remains the same, but with some new twists. Trainers can attack simultaneously, and NPC opponents can call in others to help them fight the player as well. Audacious players can enter Battle Frontier, which features seven different competitions. One of these competitions, Battle Dome, allows players to bring only three Pokémon. The game will support the Wireless GBA Adapter for multiplayer action, and the Japanese version of the game will be bundled with the device.
Pokémon Emerald will be released in Japan on September 16, but Japanese Pokémon fans will be able to play a demo at the Pokémon Festa on July 17. A North American release has not been announced.