Update: The game is now live in the US as well.
Free to play Pokémon puzzler Pokémon Shuffle is now live on the European eShop for the Nintendo 3DS.
Pokémon Shuffle was released in Japan yesterday and while it wasn't expected to appear on our eShop until Thursday the game has been quietly released in Europe, with a US release expected to follow later today.
The game sets you off with 5 hearts which go down by one every time you play a stage. After that hearts restore themselves one every 30 minutes. Gems which restore hearts can be bought through the eShop for the prices below:
- 1 Gem - £0.89
- 6 Gems - £4.49
- 12 Gems - £8.09
- 35 Gems - £22.49
- 75 Gems - £42.99
A special stream went live in Japan today giving us some new information on Pokkén Tournament. The stream gave a lot of information but most notably confirmed Suicune, Gardevoir and Pikachu as playable characters in the game, which so far gives us a total of five playable fighters.
The stream also confirmed the existence of support Pokémon who can lend a hand in battle. When starting a match players can select a set of Pokémon to help them out in their match when the support gauge is full. Support Set A was shown to contain Emolga and Fennekin, while Support Set B contains Snivy and Lapras.
A new trailer for Pokkén Tournament can be found below:
A new Nintendo Direct aired worldwide today and brought with it the reveal of a brand new Pokémon game in the form of Pokémon Shuffle.
The game plays a lot like Pokémon Link Battle although a bit more complex than Link Battle was. The aim is to match up three Pokémon in a row to deal damage to the enemy, but with Pokémon Shuffle you have to complete each stage within a certain amount of moves. There are also items to help you along your way if you get stuck.
Interestingly enough the game will be free to download and play, but there are paid aspects to it. If you run out of lives completely then you have to wait ten minutes before you can battle again. If you want to battle sooner then you can pay a price in order to do so. Certain items can also be bought in the game by spending money. Pokémon Shuffle will be released in February through the eShop and if you wish to know more then you can find a trailer below:...
AnimeNewsNetwork has revealed this morning that this month's edition of Japanese magazine CoroCoro has officially revealed the legendary Pokémon, Hoopa. To go alongside the reveal of Hoopa the official name for the 18th Pokémon movie has also been updated and is now known as Pokémon the Movie: The Ring Genie Hoopa.
Hoopa is known as the donut loving legendary Pokémon and is a Psychic and Ghost type Pokémon. The magazine also notes that the Shiny Rayquaza previously revealed to go alongside the new movie will be given away at the World Hobby Fair during January and February. The Pokémon will know the movies Dragon Pulse, Thunder, Twister and Extreme Speed.
Earlier today the Pokémon Company International released a gameplay trailer highlighting new features within the upcoming Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire remakes, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, most notably being the special scenario known as the Delta Episode. You can check out the trailer for yourself below:
The Delta Episode is a brand new story arc unique to Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Its story revolves around a gigantic asteroid that's on a collision course with the planet, the history of the Hoenn region and origins of Mega Evolution, and a mysterious girl named Zinnia. Rayquaza and Deoxys are also set to play significant roles within the story, as will Steven, Wallace, Team Magma and Team Aqua, and the Mossdeep Space Center. Sounds like quite the party, eh? It would appear that an event from 3,000...
A new Pokémon iOS app was released in the US and Europe yesterday for free. The app is intended for an audience between ages 6 and 8 with the intention of introducing you to Pokémon through a selection of mini-games.
By taking part in the many mini-games you'll earn pins to keep track of your achievements while also being introduced to a wide range of Pokémon. A trailer for the app has been released and can be seen below:
Good news for 3DS owners as two Pokémon games are coming to the eShop's Virtual Console during November.
It has been revealed that on the 6th of November Pokémon Puzzle Challenge will be released for $4.99. The game was originally released for the GameBoy Colour at the end of 2000 in the US, with a June 2001 release in Europe. No news on a European release date has been revealed yet.
On the 13th of November Pokémon Trading Card Game GB will be released for $5.99. The game was originally released in the US for the GameBoy Colour during April 2000, with a December release in Europe. The game was released on the European 3DS eShop in July.
If you buy the games before the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire then you will be given a demo code for the games.
The latest edition of Japanese magazine CoroCoro has started to leak this morning and brought with it the official reveal of four brand new Mega Pokémon.
First up we have the reveal of Mega Beedrill. This Mega has been given the ability Adaptability and keeps its Bug and Poison typing. It also gets a boost in its Attack and Speed stats.
Next up we have a Mega Pidgeot! This Pokémon keeps its Normal and Flying typing and gains the ability No Guard. It has also been stated that the Mega will be getting a boost in its Special Attack stat.
The magazine has also officially revealed the Mega evolutions for Latios and Latias. It's said that during your adventure the player will befriend one of the two and be able to fly through the skies with them thanks to a new item known as the Eon Flute.
While flying through the skies...
A fine day for Pokémon fans today as Nintendo of Europe has been busy making a few quiet announcements related to the latest games, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
First off Nintendo revealed two new 2DS designs will be making their way to Europe in the form of a transparent Red and a transparent blue console. The two will be sold on their own from the 7th of November and from the 28th of November will also be offered as a bundle with a copy of either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The two designs remind us a lot of the transparent cartridges that the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire had...
Nintendo also shared details on how they're going to handle the demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in the UK....
Yesterday we brought you the news that GameStop stores in the US would be giving away serial codes for a Shiny Gengar and Diancie during the Autumn. Good news for UK Pokémon fans today as the same distribution has been announced for us as well.
Our dates for the events differ greatly from the US. From the 15th of October until the 5th of November you'll be able to get a serial code from video game retailer GAME for a Shiny Gengar holding the Gengarite Mega Stone.
From the 6th of November through until the 28th of November you'll be able to get your hands on Diancie from GAME for your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game.
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