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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby Update 1.2 Released December 5, 2014

Posted by Maniac in Game News.

Nintendo has quietly released a new update for the two most recent Pokémon titles, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and you need to download it right now to play your games online.

Two 1.2 patches have been released, one for Omega Ruby and one for Alpha Sapphire. You must download the proper update for your specific version of the game to get your game online again. If you own both of the games, you will need to install both patches.

If you want to update your game, you will need to log into the Nintendo eShop and find the update there, either by running the update option from the eShop’s side menu or searching for “System Update” in the eShop’s search bar and selecting the patch there. Please note you must have the latest version of the 3DS firmware installed just to access the Nintendo eShop.

Sadly, no patch notes or further information was included with the update, so it is unclear what this update does. What is clear is that you will need to download the update to play online. You do not need to have installed the 1.1 patch to install version 1.2, as the 1.2 patch includes all the fixes that were included in the previous version. If you have already installed an earlier version of the patch, installing the 1.2 update will replace the earlier patch.

If you don’t have access to a high speed wireless network, I recommend checking out a Nintendo Zone location, such as a McDonald’s, Starbucks or Barnes and Noble, which offers free WiFi to all Nintendo handhelds.

The update will take up around 271 Blocks of space on your 3DS’s SD Card.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are out now for the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS.



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