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This month at E3 2019, Nintendo kindly invited us to their booths for a private look at their most important upcoming titles of the year: Luigi’s Mansion 3, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Oni Dino was lucky enough to greet Mr. Takahashi Tezuka and Bill Trinen, but the main focus was getting footage and impressions for our lovely readers and listeners here at Nintendo Everything. They’re not important – you lovelies are.

You can check out footage of Oni Dino playing games from E3 on our YouTube and hear Oni Dino chat about E3 impressions from the show floor on our weekly podcast (available on iTunes, Spotify, and many more platforms).

For more detailed impressions, check below the break.

Amazon Canada has opened pre-orders for the upcoming Pokemon Sword/Shield Double Pack. If interested, you can reserve it here.

For those that missed it, the same product is up for pre-order on Amazon US here. Meanwhile, a similar double pack can be imported from Amazon UK here, which includes a steelbook.

A lot of what Pokemon is involves training and evolution. For Pokemon Sword/Shield, this will relate directly to the player as well.

In an interview with Kotaku, director Shigeru Ohmori mentioned that the Switch entry emphasizes that trainers are going through their own evolutionary journey:

One of the hot topics surrounding Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield this week is how not all Pokemon will be supported in the games. If you have a creature from another Pokemon title not in the Galar Pokedex, you won’t be able to transfer it over.

Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda and Shigeru Ohmori have attempted to address the situation a few times over the past few days. In an interview with Famitsu, they commented on it further, as well as Pokemon Home and more. Find a summary of what was shared during the discussion below, courtesy of Siliconera.

Although we tried out Pokemon Sword/Shield at E3 2019 this week, we were a bit limited as to how much we were able to record. Still, we have a few minutes of off-screen footage showing off the battle against Nessa below.

Pokemon Sword/Shield

World Hobby Fair Summer ’19 is taking place in Japan later this month. The Pokemon Company is confirmed to be having a presence, which includes promotions for Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

It’s also been announced that the “latest information” for Pokemon Sword/Shield will be featured. Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure if the information will be entirely new, but regardless, we should be hearing more later this month.

World Hobby Fair Summer ’19 runs on June 29 and June 30 in Chiba, Japan.


The Pokemon Company has shared an official interview with Game Freak’s Junichi Masdua and Shigeru Ohmori. The two developers, director and producer of Pokemon Sword/Shield respectively, had lots to say about the Switch games and more. They spoke about taking inspiration from the UK for the Galar region, what it’s like creating new Pokemon, new features being implemented, the music, and more.

Here’s the full interview:

USgamer has published some new comments from Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield director Shigeru Ohmori. During the interview, Ohmori discussed wanting to take advantage of Switch and the power it affords, post-game, wanting to increase the scale of Pokemon, and the series’ future.

You can find a roundup of these quotes below. For the full interview, head on over to USgamer.

Game Freak broke some news about Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield yesterday that is not going over well with fans. The Pokedex is limited, meaning not all Pokemon can be transferred to the game. Only monsters appearing in the Galar region will be available.

Game Freak producer Junichi Masuda spoke about the decision further in an interview with USgamer. On that front, he said:

Mega Evolutions and Z-Moves will not be in Pokemon Sword/Shield, developer Game Freak has confirmed. That news was confirmed at Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2019 yesterday.

Both features were introduced in the 3DS games. Mega Evolutions gave a new look to some certain Pokemon with boosted stats while Z-Moves allowed certain Pokemon to perform a powerful special move.

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