The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today the upcoming release of the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the latest installment of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series that has sold more than 13 million units worldwide. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available in North America in winter 2015. Players can look forward to even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery.
Today we have found out the total retail sales of licensed products worldwide in 2014 for companies such as Disney and The Pokemon Company. As you might expect Disney nabbed the top spot shifting $45.2 Billion in total retail sales of licensed products worldwide. The Pokemon Company didn’t do too badly either as it came 34th with $2 Billion in total retail sales of licensed products worldwide. Here’s all the details you need to know.
Pokémon features a wide array of offerings from video games, the Pokémon trading card game, animation and wide variety of licensed lifestyle products, making it one of the most diverse and beloved entertainment franchises in the world. Highly anticipated Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire launched in November and, with only six weeks of sales, became the best-selling set of video games in 2014, adding to the more than 270 million Pokémon video games sold to-date.
With more than 21.5 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and nearly 800 episodes currently in its animation library, Pokémon is a long-standing market leader and enjoyed an incredibly strong year at retail in 2014.
To celebrate today’s official release of Pokémon TCG: XY—Roaring Skies, the next expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, in retail stores nationwide, a special Dragonite distribution event is taking place in conjunction with GameStop. From June 22 to July 12, Pokémon enthusiasts can head to GameStop and receive a FREE code card to unlock a Lv. 55 Dragonite with the powerful move Extreme Speed for their Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video games. Fans will also be able to purchase an exclusive Pokémon TCG 3-pack with a Dragonite Collector’s Pin inside. The Pokémon TCG Online iPad app was also updated today and features over 100 new cards from the XY—Roaring Skies set.
Pokkén Tournament is a mash-up game of Tekken with Pokémon characters. Developed by Bandai Namco in collaboration with The Pokémon Company, it’s set to release in Japanese arcades this Summer. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, we can probably bet that it will eventually arrive on the Wii U at some point at least. You’ll be able to play as characters like Pikachu, Suicune, Gardevoir and, as just announced, Gengar. Check out the trailer and see what you think, it’s a pretty clever concept and definitely worth keeping an eye out for! Will you be crossing your fingers for Pokkén Tournament to release on the Wii U? What Pokémon would you most like to play as?
A brand new Pokemon application for mobile devices has been announced for Japan. The new app is called the Pokemon Music Pokedex which allows you to purchase a variety of Pokemon music from Pokemon Red & Green onwards. You initially get three free tracks and the rest you need to fork out for. These will cost 120¥ a piece. What’s interesting is the design of the application which looks like a classic Pokedex. It also allows you to add in the sound effects of PokeBalls, Pokemon cries or item use during the play of music.
You may remember that a while ago Sony Pictures were hacked and a deluge of internal memos and emails found their way on to the internet. Judging from a leaked email Sony Pictures were planning to produce a Super Smash Bros movie along with Pokemon and Mario. We already knew about the Mario movie, but we heard nothing about Super Smash Bros or Pokemon. The information posted above and below was taken from WikiLeaks.