Pokemon X and Y features new region and rideable Pokemon

Nintendo unveils the France-like Kalos region alongside four new Pokemon.

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3DS adventures Pokemon X and Y will be set in an entirely new region called Kalos, Nintendo has announced.

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Nintendo also announced that the capital of Kalos will be Lumiose City, which contains a massive tower reminiscent of Paris' Eiffel Tower.

The Pokedex in Pokemon X and Y will also be split across the Kalos region's three unique areas, though Nintendo has yet to say how many Pokemon will feature in the final game.

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Nintendo also unveiled four Pokemon new for Pokemon X and Y: the life-leeching electric Pokemon Helioptile; the swift flying Fletchling; Pancham, who can lower the defence of an enemy Pokemon and then switch out for another; and Gogoat, a rideable Pokemon who can be used as a mount in the game for the first time in the series.

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Pokemon X and Y will launch for 3DS in October 2013. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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