Today we got a bit of suprising news from the land of the rising sun. At a Nintendo event footage of Pokemon on the Wii was shown. Now it isn’t clear if this is just a Pokemon Stadium type game, or if it’s a full RPG (not to be confused with Colosseum, or XD). The fans have cried for a Pokemon MMO, but it’s doubtful that this is that game. The big difference between the battle footage that was shown, and previous console adventures, is that each Pokemon is actually fighting eachother. In previous versions, a character would attack, and it would cut away to an animation of the opposing character inflicting damage (which would be the same animation no matter which character attacked).
What we do know is that this will be one of the (if not the) first Wii title to feature DS connectivity. It was also announced that the Pokemon Pearl/Diamond game will feature, get this, Worldwide Voicechat. Now, you will finally be able to yell “Pikachu, Thunderbolt!!” and then be cursed at by some guy in the Netherlands!
Pokemon Battle Revolution should be out a few months after Pokemon Pearl/Diamond, to be able to connect.