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PokéPark Wii and Contra III coming to Virtual Console tomorrow

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has two Virtual Console releases due tomorrow, with one a Wii title hitting the Wii U and another a SNES title being released exclusively for the NEW Nintendo 3DS.

The first is PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure, which was released for the Wii in North America in 2010. Compete in a variety of exciting Attractions using the Wii Remote controller. Try to beat your high score in each challenge! Interact with and befriend some Pokémon by defeating them in Skill Games. Once you befriend a Pokémon, you can compete in certain Attractions with them.

The game will retail in the eShop for the same price as it’s Player’s Choice price in retail stores. You’ll be spending $19.99 USD or $28.19 CAD!

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Miitomo update is now Available, adds more invite options

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has released the update for Miitomo in app stores, which can now be downloaded. The app isn’t prompting do the update, but it can be done manually through the app stores.

The update will now allow expanded ways to invite friends to the app, inckuding via email. The update is 11.20M and brings the app to version 1.2.0.

Here are the features in the update:

  • Added feature for inviting friends via email, SMS etc.
  • Friend requests and blocking can now be carried out from comment and heart lists.
  • When posting Miifotos in the comment list, existing Miifotos can now be edited and posted.
  • An “Answer” option has been added to All Answers.
  • Implemented other bug fixes and speed increases.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon starter Pokémon and release date revealed

Posted on May 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

The Pokémon Company International unveiled the first details of the highly anticipated titles Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon today, starting with a first look at three new first-partner Pokémon and the packaging. Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will launch in North America on November 18th exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS.

Following in the tradition of previous games in the Pokémon series, players choose one of three special Pokémon to be their first partner. These are among the first Pokémon players will encounter in the game. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, players will be able to choose between the newly discovered Grass- and Flying-type Pokémon Rowlet, Fire-type Litten, and Water-type Popplio.

For a Pokémon Trainer, knowing the Pokémon types and how they match up against one another in battle is vital. Grass-type Pokémon are strong against Water types, but weak against Fire types. Fire-type Pokémon are strong against Grass types and weak against Water types. And Water-type Pokémon are strong against Fire types, but weak against Grass types.

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It’s Free Comic Book Day TODAY

Posted on May 7, 2016 by Jason Nason

TODAY is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and with that in mind here are a few video game related comics that will be avilable sans purchase on Saturday. Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a full list of participating shops and books available.


Get the best of both worlds with the Sonic Sampler! Hot on the heels of the all-new epic Sonic comics event, “Panic in the Sky,” comes a supersonic sampling of stories for Free Comic Book Day! Join Sonic and friends as they band together to save the world from the evil ambitions of Dr. Eggman in these select stories from Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe! Plus, get a sneak peek of what’s to come with a special “Fast Forward Feature” that you’ll have to see to believe! – ARCHIE COMICS

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Jamal Peppers, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata, Tracy Yardley, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli, Matt Herms
Rating: All Ages


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Legendary Pokémon being distributed this month via Nintendo Network

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Jason Nason

I was surprised on Sunday morning. Knowing that I would have to venture to EB Games for this month’s Pokémon I popped in my copy of Pokémon X and went to the recieve gift option anyway. And to my surprise I got a gift.

Turns out thr Pokémon Company, in celebration of the debut of Pokemon the Series: XYZ, for a short time, you can get three powerful Legendary Pokémon from the Kalos region — Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde — via Nintendo Network!

Not only that, the Xerneas and Yveltal you’ll receive are Shiny, making them incredibly rare, especially for a Legendary Pokémon! These Pokémon are all Lv. 100, and know their signature attacks as well as other powerful moves.

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Pokémon Rumble World now available in retail stores

Posted on May 1, 2016 by Jason Nason

Pokémon Rumble World for the Nintendo 3DS was released as a free-to-start title in the eShop just over a year ago. Released on April 8th, 2015 the game finds players battling and befriending more than 700 Pokémon, including some that Mega Evolve! You’ll travel on your hot-air balloon and battle in 18 different areas with more than 80 stages. The more Toy Pokémon you collect, the more ways you have to defeat Toy Pokémon you’re facing.

The game now has a physical retail version. This new retail version contains all the same action-adventure gameplay, and is now available in stores at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

“We love giving our fans as many purchase options as possible,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Players that love collecting physical games and all things Pokémon will now be able to add Pokémon Rumble World to their Nintendo 3DS collection.”

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Legendary Pokémon Darkrai Available at EB Games on May 1st

Posted on April 27, 2016 by Jason Nason

Another month brings another legendary Pokémon as part of the Pokémon 20 celebration. May’s Pokémon is Darkrai, which is available exclusively in EB Games stores (GameStop in the United States and GAME stores in the UK).

First appearing in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, the Mythical Darkrai has cast a long shadow over the Pokémon world. The powerful Pitch-Black Pokémon returns for the Pokémon 20th celebration, this time via a special distribution event at participating GameStop stores! With awesome moves and the Bad Dreams Ability, Darkrai is certain to give your opponents nightmares.

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Pokémon Camp now available worldwide on Android devices

Posted on April 16, 2016 by Jason Nason

The Pokémon Company released a new app for Android devices today with the release of Pokémon Camp. In the app younger fans can head off to explore an island whilst interacting with different Pokémon and activities as they learn what it takes to become a Pokémon Trainer.

Features of the app include Pokémon Theater. This feature lets you watch videos that are fun for Pokémon fans of all ages. Different videos are regularly added the Pokémon Theatre. There is also a section of the app for the Pokémon trading card game. Take part in Pokémon TCG Match, a fun way to discover and test your knowledge of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. You can even earn special Energy pins for your Pin Book.

There area also Pokémon Activities where you can play activities that teach the basics of Pokémon, such as Poké Ball Throw or the Battle Matchups quiz. You can also collect stickers and use them to decorate photos.

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Pokkén Tournament Launches this Friday

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Jason Nason

The release of Pokkén Tournament is nearly here, with the game hitting store shelves in North America this Friday. This finally brings the high-definition game play and over-the-top action to never-before-seen battles between some of the most recognizable Pokémon characters.

Pokkén Tournament is of course a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and BANDAI Namco Entertainment Inc. The game is a new fighting game for Wii U that lets players use their favorite Pokémon characters to battle it out in fighting arenas. This looks and feels like a combination of the turn-based battles fans will recognize from the role-playing series with what can be typically seen from the anime series.

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New Pokemon Title Announced For Mobile Phones

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Pokemon Company and mobile developer HEROZ Inc (developer of smartphone Chess titles) have joined forces to announce a brand new title for smartphones in Japan.  No official title, press-release or gameplay synopsis has been released thus far. As far as we can tell the brief teaser video, which is entirely in Japanese, appears to be teasing a new virtual strategy board game for mobile phones. Honestly, the whole thing elicited a reaction of “what the hell did I just watch?” from BrokenJoysticks staff upon stumbling on the below video.

The title of the video roughly translates (according to Microsoft Translate):

“In the spring of 2016 [official] Pokemon Star”

and the description of the video reads:

“Pokemon and HEROZ INC. from the creators of the Pokemon in the latest installment of the Pokemon game for smartphones!”

Do you think Nintendo will bring out a physical line of figures to go along with this game? Is there a chance that this title will come stateside? Perhaps we will find out more in the coming days.

Source: YouTube

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Broken Bootlegs- Pocket Monster Famicom

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Erika

Broken Bootlegs is a weekly series covering unlicensed games (also known as bootleg games) for mainly 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. This week’s edition covers an entry that some people may not be familiar with, but people are quite familiar with in regard to the source material: Pocket Monster!

Several years back while scouring eBay for reasonable-priced bootlegs or prototype games, I happened upon a YH-4126 4 in 1 cart Super Game, advertised with Pokemon Yellow, Blue, Silver, and Red. For $25, I thought I’d try my luck and see if I could get my hands on either infamous Pokemon Red or Pokemon Gold games. After waiting about a week, it finally arrived and was really excited to try it out to see if it would even work. Much to my dismay, it didn’t work in my NES with the pin converter, but I got lucky as it somewhat worked in my Famicom. After turning it on, I tried a few of the games only to see that they’re small sprite hacks of games like Little Nemo and Wacky Races. One game stood out though, as when selecting Pokemon Yellow, it went to a game called Pocket Monster.Read More


Pokémon 20th Anniversary Continues with Celebi Download

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Jason Nason

It’s the second month of celebrations for Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary, and you can celebrate with the digital release of another legendary Pokémon in X, Y, Alpha Saphire, and Omega Ruby.

Celebi, a Mythical Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver for Nintendo Game Boy Color, is being distributed via Nintendo Network! You can download the Pokémon, who is also the feature of the fourth film, by selecting the “mystery gift” option in the game and then choosing “receive gift.”

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Did You Miss Today’s Pokemon Direct? Watch It Here

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Did you miss today’s Pokemon Direct from this morning? Nintendo has posted an archive of this morning’s stream for all to enjoy. The majority of this video is a recap of the first 20 years of Pokemon coupled with the impending release of Red, Blue and Yellow version on the 3DS E-Shop. Make sure to stick around until the end or read our recap for the surprise announcement at the end of the videop.

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Coming to 3DS Holiday 2016

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company officially unveiled Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon today, one day removed from a leak online as official trademark filings were dug up yesterday. The games will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in holiday 2016.

Also announced was the ability to use the Pokémon Bank to transfer Pokémon you’ve caught in the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow into your copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon. Pokémon from Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Pokémon X, and Pokémon Y can also be brought into Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon in the same way.

An update is planned for the Pokémon Bank to support Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be the first games in the Pokémon series to allow players to choose from nine languages to play in. In addition to English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish, players will now be able to play in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

There weren’t many details revealed, but Nintendo promises more information is on the way about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.


Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon Leaked Day Ahead Of Nintendo Direct Conference

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Broken Joysticks

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Nerdleaks.com, a website known for hunting down info and posting it to the public before their official announcements, has just leaked the names and logo’s for the new Pokemon games. Nintendo has registered the trademarks of “Pokemon Moon” and “Pokemon Sun”, along with their corresponding logo’s. It’s been almost three years since the last generation of games (X and Y) came out. With the 3DS sales number slowing somewhat in recent month, this may help the handheld pick up the pace until Nintendo decides to announce a new one.



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