Pokémon mascot Pikachu has certainly been taking the rumour route in recent weeks after the mouse had been spotted in an alleged new 3DS game. Previously, the Pokémon Company had unveiled a short video which took Pikachu’s facial expressions to new levels. Now, a Japanese programme called “The Professionals” on channel NHK, together with the Pokémon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, has revealed that the Pikachu 3DS title will be a detective game, which features the electric mouse as your partner.
Serebii reports that the game will be in development for the next two years, giving it a 2015 release date. A rare Pikachu is reportedly going to appear as the enemy within the game, along with a blue talking Pikachu, alluding to previous reports that changing the mascot’s appearance may affect its popularity among the fans. Details are still filtering in for the game, but are you interested to see how Pikachu will change? Let us know in the comments below.
Before the European 3DS launch of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on May 17, Nintendo Europe will be releasing a demo for fans to download and play straight from the eShop. Luckily, gamers won’t have to wait too long as the popular spin-off series will allow you to get to grips with the first dungeons on April 25.
If you’re looking to play both the demo and buy the game, your progress can be continued on the same save file, so you can happily explore through dungeons with your first chosen team. The game was released in North America on March 24 along with a few animation specials.
There will be brand-new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Among the new Pokémon are Eevee evolution Sylveon and Legendaries Xerneas, Yveltal and an unnamed form of Mewtwo. The Pokémon Company hasn’t yet revealed which types they are, but, according to a rumor, both Sylveon and Xerneas will be ‘Fairy-type.’ Furthermore, Normal-type Pokémon Clefairy and Togetic are said to be ‘Fairy-type’ in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games. What do you think of this rumor? Do want ‘Fairy-type’ Pokémon to be introduced? Let us know in the comments.
The Pokémon Company has revealed that the newly discovered Mewtwo-like Pokémon has a “mysterious connection with the Legendary Mewtwo.” Watch the above video to witness Mewtwo transform into the new Pokémon. The new form will be featured in upcoming Nintendo 3DS-exclusives Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic has confirmed that the new Mewtwo-like Pokémon, which The Pokémon Company revealed last week, is indeed a new form of Mewtwo. The new form, which remains unnamed, will appear in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – both of which will be released in October, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Now that you know it’s a form of Mewtwo, what do you think of the new Pokémon?
During today’s “Pokémon Smash” episode, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y director Junichi Masuda confirmed that a newly discovered Pokémon that bears a resemblance to the Legendary Mewtwo exists. The name of the new Pokémon wasn’t shared during the episode, and, interestingly, Masuda didn’t confirm whether it is related to Mewtwo. As seen in the image above, it appears as though Mewtwo’s tail is on top of the new Pokémon’s head. What do you think of the new Pokémon’s look? Is it a form of Mewtwo? Let us know in the comments section below.
Update: The Pokémon Company released a video of the newly discovered Pokémon in action.
The Pokémon Company has reminded fans that it will share ‘big’ Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news tomorrow. Until then, the company’s lips are sealed in terms of telling us what news it will reveal. What do you think the ‘big’ news is? Will a new type be announced? Will Sylveon‘s type be revealed? Let us know in the comments section below.
The Pokémon Company has announced, via Twitter, that you will soon be able to get a degree in Pokémon Mastery. Starting fall 2013, Pokémon courses will be offered in colleges and universities across the world. Students pursuing a degree in Pokémon Mastery will need to complete a number of courses, including the ones in the course schedule above: Human and Pokémon Dynamics, Pokémon Habitats by Region, Theory and Ethics of Pokémon Evolution, Pokémon Abilities and Development, and Pokémon Origins and History. Click here for more information.
The Pokémon Company has just announced, via Twitter, that it will soon share news on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. On Saturday, April 6th, the company says ‘big’ news will be revealed regarding the upcoming titles. So far, details on both games are scarce, but they are rumored to be bringing significant changes to the Pokémon video game series. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launch worldwide in October… What do you think the ‘big’ news is? Will a new trailer be released? Let us know in the comments section below.
According to The Pokémon Company’s International director of consumer marketing, J.C. Smith., Nintendo 3DS-exclusives Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are not ‘reboots’; they’re an evolution of the franchise. Smith said the games’ developer, Game Freak, has been hard at work producing Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS. Also, Smith confirmed that Pokémon series producer and director Junichi Masuda is working on the two projects.
“There’s never been a conscious decision to reboot. There’s always been an evolution of the look and feel; it just happens to be that we played Black and White, and Heart Gold and Soul Silver, and Diamond and Pearl, and Platinum — all of those games on the same platform. So it feels like it’s been a long time in the same way. But between the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color, and moving up into the DS now, it’s always had that change.”
“There’s never been a conscious decision to reboot, it’s just a decision to try new things and express the world in a new way.”
“This game has been a long time coming. Obviously, Game Freak wanted to make sure that when they created this new universe on the 3DS, that it looked fantastic; both in the polygonal style and also when people are able to see the 3D effects as well. It’s really exciting to see the Pokemon come to life a little more.
“They’re always working hard to make sure the games are as slick and polished as possible. But with the new expression of that game — they’ve had the DS for three generations of games now, so I’m sure it took some getting used to to fully utilize the 3DS. But even in this early stage of development, it’s looking really cool.”
“[Pokemon series producer and director Junichi] Masuda is still working on this project, and has been working on Pokemon games since the beginning. Moving to the new platform and having a new look and feel they decided that they wanted to pursue, just opened up their ideas to doing something a little different.”