This morning’s Nintendo Direct brought the news that the sixth generation of the Pokémon series, X & Y, will be launching October 12 worldwide.
The games will include an eighteenth type – the Fairy type, which is super-effective against Dragons. In addition to new Fairy type monsters such as the new Eevee evolution Sylveon, several older Pokémon will be retconned into the type, including Gardevoir, Marill, and Jigglypuff.
In addition, two new monsters were unveiled in the gameplay videos – a butterfly-like Pokémon named Vivillon and a dragon named Noivern.
A new feature called Poké-Amie will allow you to take care of your Pokémon in a Nintendogs-like manner, stroking and tickling your monsters to bond with them.