If you were playing Splatoon last night, you may have noticed that you weren’t able to access the Wii U shooter’s online features. This is because the network service was suspended for a few hours to undergo “emergency server maintenance.” Fortunately, though, online is back up and all of the game’s network services are operating normally. Time to dive back in and prep for next week’s Pokemon-themed Splatfest!
The latest issue of CoroCoro magazine has given us a first look at the new poster for the upcoming Pokemon movie, Volcanion and the Ingenious Magiana. In addition to featuring Ash, Pikachu, the recently-revealed Magiana and Volcanion, the poster displays the Mega Evolution versions of Gardevoir, Greninja, Gengar and Alakazam. You can read CoroCoro’s brief summary of the movie below:
As Ash and his friends continue their journey, Volcanion drops down from the sky in front of them. Volcanion’s object is to recover Magiana, who has been abducted by the “Azoth Kingdom”, a city of super-machinery. However, Volcanion and Ash have become linked together by a strange (?????). Will the two of them manage to work together and save Magiana?
It looks like Paul Pogba is an avid fan of Pokemon. The professional soccer player recently got a Poké Ball design shaved into his head, complete with red and white dyes to replicate the actual thing. Pogba shared his Pokemon-themed haircut with his followers via Instagram less than a day ago, and the post has already received more than 120 thousand likes. What a way to show his love toward the Pokemon franchise, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
One of the latest Pokemon clones to see release is called Pocket Master, which hit iOS and Android devices on January 26. Described as a mobile game in which “cute pokemons debut as human,” the app has been trying to bank on Pokemon’s success via in-app purchases in the form of “Pokemon Stones,” which can cost users up to $100 for a single bundle of the virtual items.
In case you aren’t aware, the Super Bowl is finally over and the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers – with the final score being 24-10. Pokemon’s 20th anniversary TV spot was among the multiple commercials that aired during the game, which means it’s time to vote for your favorite Super Bowl advert in this year’s YouTube Ad Blitz. Naturally, The Pokemon Company is asking fans to choose its spot – so if you want to vote for it, click here.
Fan response is crucial to The Legend of Zelda. According to series producer Eiji Aonuma, feedback from those who play Zelda games helps shape future entries. This is one of the reasons why Nintendo showcases Zelda titles at events such as E3, where fans can try out early versions for themselves and voice their opinions in regards to their first-hand experience. You can read what Aonuma had to say on the matter below:
“We’re constantly thinking about how to make it unique compared to other games, both in general as well as to others in the Zelda series. Of course, the response of fans is most important and something we care very much about, which is why recently we have been showing early previews at events like E3. We’re looking to see that there are no problems with the directions we’re taking, and are reflecting the reactions we do get into subsequent development.”
It’s time to boot up Super Mario Maker again, as a fresh batch of challenging Event Courses have been added to the Wii U game. The new courses were created by Nintendo for a Japanese gaming event called Tokaigi. According to the publisher, they were used in the final round of the King of Course Creators/King of Course Players contest. Take up the challenge by trying them out for yourselves.