Lots of changes so far..
Intro animations are very improved..
New Broadcast on the tv.. rentions Prof. Rowan (Guessing because my japanese is poor)..
Rival blasts in your room right off the start..
Lots of snow in your home town..
Rival drags you to the right near the grass where Rowan and Dawn approach and talk to you and eventually talk to you about ggetting your own starter.. you pick the one you want (I chose Turtwig but Chimchar looked soo cute)