Eleven years ago, back in 2003, Nintendo and Game Freak released what was the biggest jump Pokemon as a series has made when they released Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire. And though the games polarized fans upon release, over time, their popularity has swelled, and these cult classics soon became fan favorites that everybody wanted to return.
And they are returning this year. In the vein of the incredible Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen, and Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire will, finally, after years of teasing, get remakes this year on the Nintendo 3DS. Not only do the remakes promise updated, modernized versions of these classic adventures, but also the return of Hoenn, arguably the most exotic Pokemon region ever, in glorious 3D, as well as the updating of what is the greatest soundtrack in the series. That, plus an updated return of some of the best features in the series that have not shown up since- Secret Bases (now persistently online!) and Pokemon Contests, along with the knowledge that Game Freak stuffs the remakes with new features that are otherwise missing from mainline Pokemon games, means OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire have a legitimate shot at becoming the best Pokemon games, usurping HeartGold and SoulSilver in the process (which are arguably the greatest handheld games ever made).
So, my question to you all- will you get Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire? If yes, which version are you planning on picking up?