The new 3DS varieties of Pokemon are launching October 12. Nintendo previously billed an October release window for the 3D evolution of its long-running monster capture series. In this morning's E3 Direct broadcast, Nintendo upgraded that window into a concrete worldwide release date for both Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.
Nintendo revealed Pokemon X and Y are receiving a new Fairy type. The 18th Pokemon type, which is super-effective against Dragon-type monsters, will feature both new Pokemon (including Sylveon as shown during the broadcast), as well as old ones like Jigglypuff, Marill, and Gardevoir.
Both games will introduce a new 'Pokemon-amie' feature that will let you tickle and stroke the critters to further your friendship with them. Aww.