For this game we spent lots of time and on localization
from Japanese to many other languages.
Thanks to our collaboration with various teams and
companies over a period of seven years,
we managed to achieve our dream.


To launch the game simultaneously worldwide.


Maybe that dream doesn’t sound so difficult,
but because of the huge amount of text and names within the game,
it takes the creative co-operation of many, many people to achieve it.

All that text and all those names need to be translated into
English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Korean.

It’s very demanding work, but I believe all those involved did a great job.

And because of that effort,


on Saturday, October 12th, 2013,


Pokémon X/Y will be launched at the same time everywhere.
It will be on the shelves in stores all across the world on the same day.

It is like, when you go fishing, and
can’t identify you caught.
Checking on the web and still can’t find out what is it.
It will be an incredibly exciting day.

I hope all the players across the world feel that excitement too.

Finally it will come true.
It is a big achievement.

On that day; October the 12th, 2013,
Pokémon will evolve into the next stage.

Please be there!