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Old September 22nd, 2012 (4:19 AM). Edited September 22nd, 2012 by MiTjA.
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Originally Posted by giradialkia View Post
Well it could easily be a hint towards potential remakes. I mean the Rocket grunt was there because they wanted to show the player that he was from Unova, and it was a fun little reference. The fact that he was replaced by Team Aqua/Magma grunts who were married is... well, it's SOMETHING (I'm not sure if they're actually married or whatever, but that's what I'd read somewhere).

I'm hopeful that there will be remakes, although I'm curious as to how they could be executed. For one thing, B2W2 have pushed the timeline along another two years, and the general consensus is that about 5 years (give or take) passed between the 4th gen games and the 5th gen games. Which would mean that B2W2 took place about 7ish years after RSE/FRLG (which are believed to take place in the same timeline).
B2W2 spoiler coming here, so be careful!
And even though the Hoenn leaders/Champions appear in the World Tournament, they didn't recieve redesigns at all, which is strange, considering how many years passed. I know that's the same for all the other region's Gym Leaders, but still.

So with that in mind, while there have been hints towards remakes, there are a few things going against it too, which is a little disheartening. Perhaps they're just going to just go nuts and bring them out for 3DS or something, rather than including them within this Generation.
Its as much of a hint to RS remakes as it is to RBY remakes... I mean if it was Magma/Aqua grunts in BW and then changed to Rocket grunt in BW2, someone would say that its a hint for RS remakes because they were taken out.

Also that's barely a spoiler, since the world tournament is in the trailers already..
Not sure where you were going with timelines, but as far as the tournament goes, you can be 100% sure the people appearing in it are not canon. Its just a postgame extra feature, not part of the story, otherwise as you say they would all look different/older, since with Caitlin does.

And again, there is simply no way for whatever next game to be "included in this generation". As there is an unavoidable handheld change to happen with whatever follows.

Back to the hints-topic:
There have been as many RS hints as for any other game or generation. There is always references between the games and reoccurring people and all sorts of things. There have never been "omg undeniable hint for upcoming game" in any games. Unless you count self-explanatory inclusions of third mascots in initial duo of games as hint?.....