New Pokemon movie getting a 3DS theme
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News | 0 comments
In a few months, 3DS owners in Japan will be able to obtain a new 3DS theme based on Pokemon: The Movie – Volcanion and The Ingenious Magearna. 7-Eleven’s 7-Spots will be distributing it, and it can be received as a code by voting in Pokemon Elections. Codes will be valid until August 31.
New Pokemon Center opening on July 6 in Japan
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 4 Comments
On July 6, a new Pokemon Center will be opening in the Skytree commercial facility within Tokyo, Japan. This will be the country’s 11th store based on the popular franchise.
We have a look at what visitors can expect from the new Pokemon Center below. You’ll notice that Rayquaza is prominently featured as the store’s mascot.
Video: Shigeru Miyamoto shares a message for Pokemon’s 20th anniversary
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 2 Comments
The Pokemon Company has shared all sorts of messages from developers and other key people involved with the franchise in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Today, we have a message from Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, who discusses his work on the games early on. Check it out below.
Rumor: The Pokemon Company courting Hollywood for “big-budget live-action movie”
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Rumors | 24 Comments
In a new report, Hollywood Reporter writes that a “top-secret auction for film rights to the Pokemon franchise is nearing completion”. Warner Bros. and Sony have both apparently shown interest, but the Chinese-owned Legendary Entertainment appears to be in the lead at present.
Hollywood Reporter goes on to say that The Pokemon Company “has been courting Hollywood to launch a big-budget live-action movie.” Initially, Warner Bros. was an early favorite having distributed the first three Pokemon films. But Hollywood Reporter has heard that Legendary could win out, which could pose an issue given political tensions between Beijing and Tokyo and a situation where China “effectively banned Japanese films for three years, which was only broken recently.”
Pokemon: The Movie – Volcanion and The Ingenious Magearna gets a new trailer
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 4 Comments
A new trailer for Pokemon: The Movie – Volcanion and The Ingenious Magearna debuted on Oha Suta a few hours ago. It’s now been published online for all to see – check it out below.
New Pokemon Magearna is a Steel / Fairy type
Posted on 7 years ago by Matt(@OnePunchMaz) in 3DS, News | 7 Comments
While we did not really get any Pokemon Sun & Moon news out of this month’s CoroCoro, we did get something: Magearna, the new Pokemon that was revealed a while ago, has been confirmed to be a Steel/Fairy type. Many suspected it would have this typing due to its appearance, but it’s nice to have official confirmation.
Video: A look at how the world record Pokemon trading card mosaic came together
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos | 3 Comments
The Pokemon Company sent notice earlier this week that it had secured a new Guinness World Record for the largest mosaic made of trading cards. We now have an official video of its construction. Take a look at the video below to see how one artist made a 71.54-square-meter Pokemon TCG card featuring Pikachu from just under 13,000 individual cards.
Pokemon enters the record books with Pikachu mosaic using 12,987 trading cards
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 13 Comments
The Pokemon Company International has teamed up with British artist Quentin Devine to create the largest trading card mosaic.
The piece, unveiled in Paris today, is comprised of 12,987 individual Pokemon Trading Card Game cards, measures at 71.54 square meters, and hangs at over 10 meters tall and 7 meters wide. It has managed to secure a new world record, interestingly enough.
The newly-unveiled mosaic features an image of Pikachu, using the original iconic pose drawn by Game Freak illustrator Ken Sugimori.
Source: The Pokemon Company PR
Pokemon CEO on the series’ early days and rise in popularity, bringing it west, more
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Mobile, News | 6 Comments
A few weeks ago, Japanese outlet Inside Games published a lengthy interview with Pokemon CEO/president Tsunekazu Ishihara. There was a tiny bit about the current status/future of the series (Pokemon GO), but it was more reflective about the franchise in general and its past. Ishihara went in-depth about how the game series started and the importance of the Link Cable which helped boost popularity, bringing the franchise overseas and naming Pokemon, and more.
It took some time, but we now have a complete translation of the interview. Head past the break to read it in full.
Bandai Namco’s Harada and Hoshino talk Pokemon experiences, Pokken Tournament
Posted on 7 years ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in Videos, Wii U | 6 Comments
Katsuhiro Harada and Masaaki Hoshino, two Bandai Namco developers who worked on Pokken Tournament, shared some words about Pokemon in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary. Comments from both are in the video below. You might be surprised to see how much of a big fan Hoshino is of Pokemon!