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Nintendo Europe Confirms Limited Edition Steelbooks For Pokemon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire

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To celebrate Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire releasing on 28th November on Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems, Nintendo has today revealed limited edition offerings that coincide with the launch of this new Pokémon adventure through the Hoenn region.

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As a special collectible for fans at launch, Nintendo will release Pokémon Omega Ruby Limited Edition SteelBook and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook software bundles, where copies of the games are packaged in their standalone casing and presented alongside limited edition metallic cases boldly displaying Primal Groudon on the Pokémon Omega Ruby front cover, and Primal Kyogre on thePokémon Alpha Sapphire front cover.

Meanwhile, these powerful Pokémon meet face to face in an iconic artwork covering the inside of the casing for both games. The Pokémon Omega Ruby Limited Edition SteelBook and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook software bundles are ready for pre-order at GAME and the Official Nintendo UK Store now, available while stocks last. As an extra giveaway to fans who choose to pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire before launch, the following items are also on offer -

  • Those who pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook offering via The Official Nintendo UK Store will also receive a Legendary Figurine.  Those pre-ordering the Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Limited Edition SteelBook from the Official Nintendo UK Store will receive a miniature representation of Primal Kyogre, whilst those ordering pre-ordering the Pokémon Omega Ruby will receive a miniature representation of Primal Groudon. Both are ideal as collectibles for fans.
  • Those who pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire as a standalone game from GAME will receive one Legendary Figurine of either Primal Groudon (Pokémon Omega Ruby) or Primal Kyogre (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire).
  • Those who pre-order either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire as a standalone game from ShopTo.net will receive a 2D Keyring of Torchic, one of the three starter Pokémon in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

 

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Pokken Tournament Won’t Be Limited To Fighting Types

Game Director and Chief Producer of a number of acclaimed fighting games, Katsuhiro Harada, has confirmed via Twitter that Pokken Tournament won’t be limited to Fighting Type Pokemon. Harada wouldn’t reveal any more than that, but hopefully we will get more details about the arcade based title in the near future.

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Pokken Tournament Announced On NicoNico Stream, Currently For Arcades Only

President of the Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara has announced Pokken Tournament on today’s NicoNico live-stream. The new Pokemon project – which we reported on last week – was teased to fans of the franchise as a “shocking” announcement.

Co-developed by Tekken’s producer Katsuhiro Harada and Bandai Namco, the new fighting game will be available in Japanese arcades by 2015. According to the information shown on the stream, the game is only confirmed for arcades so far. However, a Wii U version is still possible given Bandai Namco’s pattern for releasing on arcade format first.

We’ll update the post as new information appears from the stream. If you missed the new Pokken Tournament trailer showing Lucario and Machamp locked in a field battle, you can catch it in all its glory above. Plus, you can take a gander at the game’s official Japanese website, here. Let us know what you think of the announced game in the comments below.

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Pokemon Art Academy Launches for Nintendo 3DS In US On October 24th

This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.

On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family. Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.

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Pokemon Kanto Edition Monopoly Launching August 30th

You’ll soon be able to get your hands on a special Pokemon version of Monopoly. The Pokemon Kanto Edition Monopoly set is due for release on August 30th and is available to purchase from GameStop for the reasonable price of $44.99. Will you be purchasing?

Thanks, Michael C

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2014 Pokemon World Championships – A Look Back

The 2014 Pokémon World Championships is in the books and six Pokémon TCG and video game players are now Pokémon World Champions. The 11th annual invite-only tournament was more than winning or losing; it’s an event that showcases the incredibly strong and passionate Pokémon community. A look back video which played during yesterday’s Closing Ceremony perfectly exemplifies the passion and bond Pokémon players, fans, and supporters have.

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Nintendo Stunts Growth For This Cute Bulbasaur Planter With Copyright Infringement

A Pokémon fan project was stopped in its tracks due to copyright infringement after Nintendo and Pokémon International caught wind of its success. Designer Claudia Ng had recently bought a 3D printer, where one of her first projects was to design an adorable Pokémon-themed planter for her friend. It wasn’t until she shared her Bulbasaur design online that she realised the success, placing it on Shapeways – a specially designed website for selling 3D printed projects.

Due to its popularity, the Pokémon International Company contacted Shapeways with a cease and desist, saying it infringed upon the Pokémon Trademark copyrights. Though there’s no official merchandise like this, Claudia Ng says she’s now in contact with the Pokémon Company, but whether we’ll see the planters in affiliation with the company in the future is currently unknown. Claudia Ng said the following to Polygon:

“Shapeways got a cease and desist from Pokémon International for infringement. They received this [last] Friday, and Shapeways took it down within the last hour. They are asking for all the money associated with this model and Shapeways will not be printing or shipping any order for the past few days.

“I thought that this would fall under the boundaries of derivative and transformative work. I’m also not a lawyer, and I guess that is the least defined of rules and regulation.

“It’s not that surprising. I just expected that they would go after people with more infringing designs. Although I admit that it was inspired by my personal favorite starter Pokemon. It’s generic-ness has been adored by people who are not Pokémon fans. Most commonly recognized as a Fat Cat. I’ve also had requests to do other animals and creatures.”