If they copy the structure of Generation V, instead of Z they can name the sequels R and Θ. :D
Also would like Hoenn remakes, maybe second remakes of Red/Blue. What would be really cool for me would be in the months leading up to release Gen I-III games on the eShop Virtual Console.
Opal is a cool multy coloured would work on its own but not side by side with anything dosent match.
my guess is they know their runnig out so just move on to the letters..
Wow, I hadn't seen the Japanese logos, that helix in the ン is a dead giveaway. But I'm still gonna stick to my guns here and say that it's also likely a reference to the axes of a plane, and that the third version will be Z, rounding off the gen and making it "three-dimensional" - especially given the nature of the console it's on and the complete overhaul of the game's approach to graphics. Unfortunately, they already did a weird dimension gimmick in Gen4, so it would be kind of awkward to revisit that exactly...
Of course, some of these don't fit explicitly - like Crystal and Platinum, which really should have been flipped (Platinum would have worked much better in the metal gen, Crystal would have worked much better in Gen4), but essentially no gen has repeated a method of nomenclature explicitly, ever, and it has never really been tied down explicitly to concepts such as colors or gemstones - it just so happens that using things that have colors attached to them allow for an easy way to attain some sort of duality so that both versions can complement each other, and gemstones have colors attached to them that contrast especially well with each other. Of course, this contrast doesn't have to be related to colors at all - thus, X/Y. Those two letters have several such dualities attached to them, for example genetics, which is the popular theory at the moment, and axes on a plane, where X is horizontal and Y is vertical.
Last edited by wohdin; 10th January 2013 at 01:55 AM.
You know, while in the naming scheme of things, I believe the double meaning theory - they tend to do that for the Pokémon. If the names of the games X and Y are a double meaning, you can bet it will connect to the the Pokémon - like most, if not all, of the other Pokémon version names in relation to their mascot (mostly the later versions, like Diamond & Pearl).
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