Well, looking at the design of the male PC, it looks pretty basic compared to the usual Pokemon PC, so one of three things is possible:
1. This is a prototype model and the final design will be different.
2. This is the default design and we're stuck with it.
3. This is the default design, and we will have the chance to customize it to our likings.
This isn't a new concept in the Pokemon franchise, as it was done back in Battle Revolution, so it's possible they're bringing it back now mainly to make it easier for players to recognize each other. It's also a prominent feature in games like Animal Crossing and The Sims, so it's nothing new really.
Last edited by Nyx; 8th January 2013 at 04:38 PM. Reason: added smth
I can't be the only one who really likes the design of the female PC as she is, I was quite happy to see another female PC who is dressed modestly. Customization seems like a fantastic idea in theory, but would it make things too complicated when featuring the PCs in the anime ect?
Character changing skin color don't make sense to you well than think about it this way. You're creating your character with skin color options lots of games have that and it was never controversial. Fair is fair I'm tired of it and I'm white as a ghost.
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Also, the PCs almost never appear in the anime.
If there's character customization then I'm sure they will simply do "character customization" and not just some half bootied lite clothing system.
Changing skin color and faces for for ethnic diversity in such a simplistic style would be as simple as ... making a 3D shiny pokemon. It's just a texture swap.
Given the style I could see it being very much like this Dragon Quest IX- Character Creation - ninjaseanparas123's request - YouTube
It's so simple that it would be silly to not have. Plus it can be used to make random NPC that don't look like each other.