It has been confirmed that Pokémon Center stores in Japan will be stocking limited edition New 3DS consoles to go alongside the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
The consoles feature either Groudon or Kyogre and comes bundled with a copy of either Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire. They will be released in Japan on the 21st of November.
It has also been revealed that Japan will be getting a soundtrack for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on the 6th of December. Considering we now have soundtracks for all the games from the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire right up to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, chances are the soundtrack will be released outside of Japan not long after.
The concept of the guys at Namco Bandai's Tekken coming together with The Pokemon Company/Nintendo to build a Pokemon version of Tekken is, on paper, so insane sounding that despite multiple indications over the past year that exactly that was happening, even the most open minded of us found it hard to commit to the theory.
So it probably doesn't really add up that I would espouse that the upcoming, actually being made, game could possibly be the best thing the series has done since the height of the original launch. But I am.
Some of the wide, wide range of Pokemon today. [Source]
Interesting news came today when Nintendo announced the latest batch of games to be coming to the 3DS and Wii U eShop. It was announced that the Gameboy Colour Pokémon game, Pokémon Trading Card Game, is coming to the European 3DS eShop this Thursday. The game will be sold for £4.49.
Pokémon Trading Card Game is a video game based on the actual Pokémon Trading Card Game. It was released for the Gameboy Colour in 2000 and saw players battling against CPU opponents with the newest decks at the time, Pokémon Base Set, Pokémon Jungle, and Pokémon Fossil. The game also let plays earn cards by winning battles in order to build their own decks in the game. When originally released the game was strong reviews and quickly became a favourite among Pokémon fans.
It's that time of year again, and as usual, we've got our own special brand of coverage of the glitz and glamour of the gaming world's equivalent of Christmas.
Throughout the conferences, we'll be discussing the events live in the chatroom, so drop by to be part of the action. We'll also be covering any relevant news from Nintendo's conference, and at least some degree of Pokemon news expected, you'll want to keep a close eye on our news posts on Tuesday.
The easiest way to follow along with us, is to check out our E3 2014 mega thread, but I'll be copying its contents into the posts below for easy access. We've got dates, times and streaming locations for all the main conferences, as well as a traditional roundup and analysis of what to expect from the Big 3's conferences. To avoid splitting the discussion, however, this news thread will be locked - so please...
The answer, according to an increasing amount of reports, is: perhaps (but we'll say no, just in case).
IGN cites multiple sources indicating that a hardware reveal of some description by Nintendo is forthcoming, and there are even some early indications of what that might be.
The primary rumour is that the hardware is actually neither a direct successor to the 3DS, nor the Wii U - but both. A combination called Nintendo Fusion DS and Nintendo Fusion Terminal that will function as both an independent handheld device, and as a 'base system' console. The rumoured specs detail a base...
A Nintendo Direct presentation held yesterday officially revealed two new Pokémon characters joining the Super Smash Bros. roster of challengers, taking their place alongside already-announced Pikachu and Lucario - alongside a myriad of other new facts about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games for the 3DS/Wii U. For those facts related to Pokémon, read on.
Nintendo has announced its line up for this year's Eurogamer Expo in London, starting on the 27th of this month. Among the key titles will be the demos of Pokemon X and Y (very likely the same that have been doing the rounds since the Pokemon Game Show in Japan last month), and we'll be there to give you our impressions in the few short weeks before the games finally launch next month.
Also on show from Nintendo are key Wii U titles, Bayonetta 2; Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze; The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker HD; Sonic Lost World; Super Mario 3D World; and, although it's already out, The Wonderful 101 - likely in an attempt to boost the lacklustre sales the game has unfortunately received, despite solid critical acclaim.
As well as Pokemon, the 3DS (and, I suppose, 2DS), will be represented by the handheld version of Sonic Lost World as well as the other upcoming Zelda title this year, A Link Between...