Fire Red and Leaf Green are remakes of pokémon Red and Green, the first games. They're freshly released in Japan and will be released sooner or later in other parts of the world. There are new islands called the Rainbow Islands, and they have Johto pokémon and such on them, reverting from the strict remake part.
They're Red and Green with GBA graphics, updated completely to R/S standards in everything, have all 386 pokémon programmed in and the new Rainbow Islands. Basically, good old R/B/Y feeling for those who want that, and new Rainbow Islands for everyone who wants that.
Pokémon 1-151 (yup, Mew is there somewhere, it has an overworld sprite), Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Ho-oh, Lugia, Deoxys and some Johto pokémon.
It isn't known, but most people assume May.
One word: Serebii.net. It's updated daily and has all the newest information. Check out the forums too, there's a lot of stuff there.
Yes, they're real... otherwise they'd hardly be on GameFreak's site (in case you didn't know, GameFreak is the company that makes the pokémon games), there wouldn't be a ROM and there wouldn't be screenshots all over...
I really can't believe anyone asked this, at least it was obvious to me the whole time that they would put new pics of Charizard and Venusaur on the boxes... ahh, whatever. The are putting new art of Charizard and Venusaur on the boxes (surprise, surprise). Check the Sugimori art to see the box art.
Yes. In fact, they will come with a special wireless link "cable", although I'm not sure if it will work with Ruby and Sapphire.
You play as the old Red. No, his name isn't Ash. Check out the character you play as in R/B/Y again. He hasn't got spiky hair, has he? No. And the reason his hair looks black is that they only had the yellow for his face and the red for his clothes, and no brown to color his hair with. Green, the female player, has never been seen before, though.
This is another question I can't believe people were wondering about. They ARE new games, but they ARE also remakes of Red/Green. Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle are still the starters, and they won't make a game where you can choose between the nine starters. And DEFINITELY NEVER IN THIS LIFETIME LET YOU CHOOSE BETWEEN NORMAL STARTERS AND PIKACHU OR PICHU. Did I make that clear? No matter how many games are coming out, you will NEVER be given a choice between Pikachu and normal starters. Never. Did I make that clear?
R/B/Y's time. The guy still hasn't built his house, the S.S. Anne is still there, everything.
I removed the screenshots because I don't own them... I'll get my own soon, because I have the... *ahem* ROM. Do NOT ask me to send it to you or give you the link to where I got it from, because although I was tempted by a link, they're still illegal and I don't distribute them.
Red and Green
Fire Red box
Leaf Green boxClick here to see the commercial for Fire red and Leaf green.