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Honestly… You wait a year for a Game Freak game to come along and then what happens? Two show up practically right on top of each other. Absolutely blimming typical.

All eyes might be on the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield next month, but this week, at least, it’s all about Little Town Hero. A much smaller scale RPG coming out of Game Freak’s “Gear Project” initiative. Intended to allow staff to flex their creative muscles a bit outside of the confines of the annual demands to feed the Pokébeast.

Please check out our full review of Game Freak's latest non-Pokémon game on GameCrash!
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This week on our sister site GameCrash is the second part of this deep dive into the history of the Pokémon franchise (as written by yours truly).

In the first part, we met the creator of Pokémon, Satoshi Tajiri and followed his life through to the creation of Game Freak - the company behind the entire series.

In this part, we look into the troubled and extended 6-year development of the original Pokémon Red & Green games - originally known as Capsule Monsters. Including the story of how a desperate need to pay the bills nearly doomed the Pokémon series before it even got off the ground - until Junichi Masuda stepped in to save it.

Please check it out here!
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Today, our sister site GameCrash has received a bit of a make-over and with it, three new weekly feature series to keep coming back for.

On Mondays, GameCrash Rewind takes a look back at games from the long or perhaps more recent past. We explore the pros and cons of the games as well as how you can get your hands on them today.

This weed's first article centres on a Master System Disney classic, The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck:

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On Fridays, Version Control focusses on the era of gaming when games could be entirely different depending on which console you played them on.

The first Version Control takes a long hard look at no less than five versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:...
Just a quick heads up that the official Pokémon Twitter account has confirmed that today's Nintendo E3 Direct, happening at 9 AM PST (or 5 PM BST if you're in the UK), will contain news for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

What will be revealed is anyone's guess. Maybe we'll see a new Pokémon or two, the starting area town, or a slightly deeper look at the games overall?

Whatever the case, if you're a Pokémon fan or just a Nintendo fan in general, it'll be worth tuning in to see all of the latest Nintendo news. You can find a video for today's upcoming Nintendo Direct (and today's Treehouse E3 coverage, which will follow directly after the E3 Direct) below:


If anything of interest does drop in the Nintendo E3 Direct, we'll be sure to let you know later today!
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Somehow, yes, it's that time again. The games industry's biggest annual event is here: E3 2019.

Our sister site GameCrash will be covering every big stream and conference with predictions and roundups before and after. While there's also a handy schedule of the entire week's biggest events and an easy, convenient way to watch all of them live: https://gamecrash.co.uk/category/e3-2019/ (E3 2019 Archives - GameCrash)

So far we've had:

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Incineroar is the latest Pokemon addition to the Smash Bros lineup - and is the 74th and last* character to be announced for the game for its launch on the 7th December.

*We'll get to the caveat for that in a minute.

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Incineroar has a moveset based largely off of its attacks in Sun/Moon, including a final smash based off its signature Z-Move. He's also joined by Street Fighter's Ken - an echo fighter of Ryu.

But, while there may not be any more new characters to be revealed for the game's launch in December, there will be more to come!

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Piranha Plant has been announced as an "early purchase" bonus for players that either pre-order or buy the game before the 31st January. The download code for the character will be made available from mid-November, but it's not clear if they'll actually be available to play as when the game launches...
Last week we were at EGX 2018 at the Birmingham NEC here in the UK, where we got our very first chance to play Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and loads more. At long last here's a GameCrash roundup of our initial impressions of Pokemon, as well as Team Sonic Racing, Soul Calibur 6, Jump Force and Wargroove - a personal favourite I'm massively looking forward to.


There are more videos like this from GameCrash on the way, as well as more Let's Plays coming soon - and hopefully some more streams both on the Pokecharms and GameCrash Twitch channels.

Please subscribe to GameCrash on Youtube for all the latest videos as soon as they're uploaded: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrL6JIzQ5kTVtPVxFLf1hA (GameCrash)

Make sure you're also following GameCrash on Facebook and...
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Capping off the E3 conferences for the week, Nintendo's E3 Direct aired earlier this evening and, although there wasn't a lot of brand new games announced within it, it's hard to say it didn't deliver the goods when it comes to what's arguably Nintendo's biggest release this year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

It's called Ultimate, of course, because it really is the Ultimate version of all Smash games so far. Featuring all 65 characters that have appeared in the entire Smash series as well as a handful of new characters, including Splatoon's Inkling, Daisy (as an 'Echo' character of Peach) and Metroid's Ridley. There are new Pokeball Pokemon, Assist Trophies, items and stages - but it also seems like the game might be as thorough in including all the previous ones as well.

The E3 Direct was otherwise light on new games. Fortnite was finally confirmed for release on the Switch, and indeed is available on the eShop right now. A new Fire...
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Nintendo's latest announcement isn't a new game, or even a new console, but a new kind of content altogether. Aimed very much towards kids, but in typical Nintendo fashion, openly accessible whatever your age, Nintendo Labo is a brand new type of video game accessory that you build yourself.

Two kits will be available at launch - the Variety Kit, with 5 different Toy-Cons to build, and the Robot Kit, in which you make yourself into a giant robot - for $69.99 and $79.99 US respectively.

If you want to learn more about Labo, or why it's a welcome reminder of Nintendo's toy-maker heritage, check out the latest article about it on our sister site, GameCrash:

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