Beginning today, The Pokémon Company International will make a special Super-Size Pumpkaboo available to players of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y via Nintendo Network. They are also launching a Halloween-themed page on the official Pokémon website with various tricks and treats. Head there now at Pokemon.com/TCG.
This distribution will allow players to easily qualify for the Trick-or-Treat Friendly Online Competition, which video game players can find details about on Pokemon.com. To qualify, every participant’s Battle Box must include a Super-Size Gourgeist. The easiest way to find this Gourgeist is to get a Super-Size Pumpkaboo for your Pokémon X or Pokémon Y game, and then trade it to have it evolve into the battle-ready Gourgeist.
Even non-competitors can get in the Halloween spirit with Pumpkaboo! This Super-Size Pumpkaboo comes with moves perfect for Halloween, including Trick-or-Treat and Scary Face. Plus, it’s holding a Rocky Helmet, which can cause damage to its attacker.
Pumpkaboo, the Pumpkin Pokémon, comes in four sizes, each featuring different stats for players to take advantage of. Super-Size Pumpkaboo typically possess a larger HP stat than their smaller counterparts, making them more durable during Pokémon Battles. Even more bone-chilling than that, Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist are the only known Pokémon that can learn the move Trick-or-Treat, which can add an eerie element to any encounter by adding the Ghost type to opponents.
The Pokémon Company today made a Twitter account and Facebook page. Like its Facebook page and follow its Twitter account “to get the latest Pokémon news straight from the source.” Upcoming Pokémon games for Nintendo DS, Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, will launch October 7th in North America, October 11th in Australia, and October 12th in Europe.
Namco Bandai and Atari have announced that Rollercoaster Tycoon 3D for the Nintendo 3DS will launch in Europe and Australasia this October. The game will allow players to create their ultimate roller coaster and share it with their friends via StreetPass. Players will also be given the option to invite StreetPass Mii Plaza friends to their theme park.
Some are expecting the Wii U to launch during the second half of November, but an October release date for the upcoming console hasn’t been ruled out. Based on video game publisher Ubisoft’s website, Wii U’s version of Just Dance 4 will be released in Europe this October. Expect Nintendo to confirm the release dates of the Wii U and its launch games in less than two weeks.
Atlus released a brand-new trailer of their upcoming Nintendo 3DS action RPG, Code of Princess. The trailer, which is shown above, showcases several of the main characters from the game. Code of Princess will launch in North America on October 9th.
Ubisoft began their E3 presentation by showing people dance to the music found in Just Dance 4. A video playing in the background showed a player of the game placing the Wii U in its ‘cradle’ and began dancing in front of it. Just Dance 4, like Just Dance 3, will be a multi-platform game and will release in October later this year for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A Wii U version may also be available in October but there is no confirmation yet.
Numerous British games industry sources have stated that Nintendo are looking to launch their next generation handheld in October alongside Microsoft’s Project Natal and Sony’s PlayStation Move.
“It’s a surprise – we were expecting it much closer to Christmas. But I suppose it gives Nintendo the opportunity to get it front and centre in people’s minds nice and early.
“In my experience, you don’t launch a product that early to Christmas unless you’re confident in it – and going to spend a lot of money on it. We’re reassured that Nintendo is going to give it some decent backing in Q4.”
- Anonymous games industry trade source speaking to popular British gaming publication, CVG.