Prepare for something that will melt your heart. Nintendo has released a new commercial for Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby in Japan that is probably one of the most precious, Pokemon-related things you’ll see all week, if not all year. To prepare people for the practically worldwide,November 21, 2014 launch date, an original animated segment has been released starring the trainers from the games.
Though I’m referring to this as a Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby commercial, it’s more of an incredibly brief OVA. Players get to see the male and female trainer waking up with their Mudkip, Torchic, and Treeko. There’s some frolicking, but then we get glimpses of the two trainers as they go around the Pokemon world, fighting and seeing all of the new Mega Evolutions. Don’t let the fact that it’s in Japanese scare you, as there’s very little talking and it’s mainly about seeing animated versions of various pokemon.
The section at the 25 second mark where the Mudkip and Torchic are playing in the pool is the best part. Really, that’s all you need to see.
This really is quite a successful promotion tool for Nintendo, don’t you think?