With not long at all until Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire hit, some more details are coming out about the games. In this case, a very special opening for us Pokémon fans is the main attraction!
The original games open on your character in a moving truck, on your way to Littleroot Town (and your new home). In the remakes, you begin on the same Game Boy Advance visuals. Then you start to notice a shake, and the game draws out to show that this isn’t the game; your character is simply playing the original Ruby/Sapphire on his GBA!
Then you proceed to marvel at your actual character, in the remade world (shiny visuals and all). Having your character playing Pokémon in that truck is a wonderfully nostalgic opening that is sure to delight many of us Pokémon players.
But this is just the start – reports of people playing the demos tell of little moments that subvert the expectations of people who have played the GBA games. Your mom gives you running shoes (man, haven’t they proven useful… Thanks mom!) at a specific time in Ruby & Sapphire, but when she turns to you in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, what does she do?
She looks at you, as if about to hand them over, then turns away and goes inside the house. Yes, Mom just trolled you. If little moments of magic like this pepper the finished game, I think Pokémon fans have a lot to look forward to!
Note: For this information about the demo, be sure to go and listen to IGN’s latest Nintendo Voice Chat, where they talk about this around the 50mins mark.