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Pokémon 2DS Bundles Coming in the UK

Posted on September 23, 2014 by Jason Nason

New designs for Nintendo 2DS hardware are coming soon as bundles with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on November 28th.

Nintendo has confirmed distribution in the UK for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

On November 7th new eye-catching Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red and Transparent Blue systems will be released in Europe. Aside from the side paneling, both are transparent in design, revealing the skeleton of the system underneath both the front and back of the system casing.

On November 28th, and to mark the launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, two new bundles incorporating the upcoming Nintendo 2DS hardware designs are set to release. The Transparent Red 2DS will come with Pokémon Omega Ruby preinstalled on a 4GB memory card as well as the Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue system will includes Pokémon Alpha Sapphire pre-installed on a 4GB memory card.

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March 20th Nintendo Download

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Jason Nason

Nintendo 3DS eShop

Pokémon Battle Trozei (Nintendo) – Rated: E – $7.99

Prepare for fast-paced Pokémon puzzle action—because you’re about to match Pokémon while battling and collecting even more Pokémon. This strategic puzzle game includes every known Pokémon—more than 700—from Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue all the way to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Are you a master or aren’t you? Moving and matching Pokémon to create chains is easy to start, but difficult to master. Match 3 or more Pokémon characters in a row to attack one of the many powerful opponent Pokémon you’ll face, like Xerneas, Yveltal, or Charizard! During this wild puzzle action, you’ll lower opponents’ Health Points and eventually capture them, similar to a regular Pokémon battle! Fans can expect classic Pokémon type-based strategy, adding depth that puzzle solvers of all ages can enjoy. Available on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS/2DS or as a download code at participating retailers.

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Pokémon Visual Companion To The TV Show Available Today

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Les Major

Released today, BradyGames has compiled a wonderful companion to the Pokémon TV series. Sure, you’re probably thinking, you’ve got the internet so why do you need this book. It’s actually quite a great collection that focuses on events of the show making for an enjoyable book of memories. The book takes a broad view to show what the world of Pokémon from the start to Black and White is like in the TV series instead of being an episode by episode guide. This is more of a generalized guide that fills you in on characters, some past events, and the Pokémon of the various regions.

Considering it’s quite a lengthy hard cover book, and in general feels like a fan guide rather than a kids book, it’s quite a steal for just over $10 currently on Amazon. For those of us who have been into the series all these years, this is quite a treat!


Exclusive Nintendo 2DS Pokémon X and Y Bundles Coming

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Jason Nason

Starting December 6th there will be two special editions of the Nintendo 2DS hardware which will come packaged with Pokémon X or Y pre-installed. The two bundle options will be exclusive to specific retailers and only for a limited time.

Target will offer an exclusive bundle that includes the Pokémon X game pre-installed on a red Nintendo 2DS system while Toys”R” Us will offer an exclusive Pokémon Y bundle at stores. That bundle will include a blue Nintendo 2DS system and the Pokémon Y game pre-loaded on an SD card. Both bundles will retail for $149.99 and are only available while supplies last. At the present time Target is not showing the bundle as a pre-orderable item online.

One interesting note is that the above bundle details are for the United States. In Canada both bundles are available at Toys”R”Us Canada, though are only listed as out of stock right now.

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Pokémon X and Y | Review

Posted on November 9, 2013 by Jason Nason

It’s been a while since I’ve played a Pokémon game and I haven’t really played one since the original Pokémon Red way back in the day. Back when I picked up that game the craze in North America hadn’t yet begun. The television show wasn’t airing on television and kids weren’t gaga over trading cards. Heck, no one knew what the game was. Not even the guys at the video game store where I got my copy.

The main reason why I grabbed the game was based on the description from a friend, another founding member of Darkain Arts Gamers. The idea that I could play an RPG and not only fight monsters, but also capture them and have them fight for me was something new to me and very appealing. It was only later that I learned about what the game was all about.

For the most part Pokémon X and Y for the Nintendo 3DS haven’t changed that much from the original Game Boy Pokémon Red and Blue games that I remember. The visuals of course are much better but everything that I loved in the first game is just the same.

Perhaps the reason that I haven’t played the other games is that I figured that the games would be too similar, but I kind of like the fact that this game is so similar. The sound effects and music is all very familiar.

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Pokemon X and Y Sell 4 Million Units in First Two Days

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Jason Nason

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y set a few records over the weekend, the most notable of which is selling a whopping 4 million units in just 48 hours.

Released on October 12th, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS became the first set of games in franchise history to launch simultaneously worldwide. Nintendo reported today that the games combined to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe and The Americas on Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th.

“The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers is eager to experience the franchise for itself,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

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Pokémon X and Y Available To Capture This Saturday

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Les Major

The latest Pokémon adventure is about to be released in just one day! Fans have seen over the previous months just how amazing this 3DS generation of Pokémon looks. Personally, they had me there! Combat looks amazing, wandering the world is beautiful, but yet there’s even more! Mega Evolutions which seem to take place with a special device for a limited time in combat after your Pokémon has reached level 100. It sounds like not all Pokémon have mega evolutions, but those that do look awesome!Read More


Special Pokemon 3DS XL Systems Coming

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo unveiled a special limited edition of the Nintendo 3DS XL today among the several Pokémon related releases. The limited-edition Nintendo 3DS systems come in both blue or red and feature the Legendary Pokémon Xerneas and Yveltal.

The bundle will be released on September 27th!

With the bundle coming out a few weeks prior to the release of the game itself it’s surprising that the special edition 3DS XL doesn’t include a copy of the game. The full retail copies of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released both in stores and on the eShop on October 12th.

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Mega Evolutions Coming To Pokémon X and Y

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Much of this could be considered to be spoilers if you’re looking to learn about all this content in game. However, if you are holding out till the October 12th release date, you’ve probably run screaming from any website proclaiming news of Mega Evolutions so far anyway.

Speculation of a MewThree Pokémon ran rampant earlier this year and recently was revealed to be a new concept in the game series. It seems when a Pokémon reaches level 100 now they can Mega Evolve in battle into a new form. That’s not all though, these evolutions only take place in battle and when the Pokémon in question is holding their specific mega stone. After battle, Pokémon revert back to their regular form.

Announced today, the original three starter Pokémon from Generation one are even getting Mega Evolutions! Check out the video after the break for the trailer showing off Venusaur, Blastoise, and Charizard’s mega evolutions. As you’ll see in the video too, it looks like gamers may be getting a second starter Pokémon like choice in X and Y.Read More


Pokémon Bank Launches On Dec 25th In Japan

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Les Major

Arriving on December 25th in Japan for an aproximately $5 USD annual fee, gamers will be able to store their Pokémon Black and White (1 and 2 it seems) as well as X and Y to a cloud based service. This is useful for fans who want to use their Black and White Pokémon to X and Y via a feature called “Poké Transporter.”

The Pokémon Bank will allow gamers to store their collection of Pokémon to a cloud with 100 boxes, which totals up to 3000 Pokémon in total. Potentially this will mean you’ll be able to continue moving your Pokémon forward in even further future generations as well, or even possibly use them for other things.

Quite exciting news and it will be interesting to see how this develops.


August 29th Nintendo Download

Posted on August 29, 2013 by Jason Nason

Just a handful of releases this week but they’re also a handful of good ones.

Pokémon Rumble U arrives in the Wii U eShop this week as does the digital retail release of Rayman Legends. Also The Legend of Zelda arrives on the Wii U Virtual Console.

Over on the Nintendo 3DS Wario arrives with Wario Land 3 hitting the Virtual Console. Also the retail release BIT.TRIP SAGA has now seen a release in the eShop.

Take a look at the full rundown of releases below.

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New Pokémon In Latest X and Y Trailer

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Les Major

The continuation of the Pokémon series is looking great, and now it looks like you can ride on at least one Pokémon in this new 3D world. Nintendo is really improving this sequel, making both battles and the world you’ll explore into a seemingly fully 3D experience. Of course this only helps to show off the tech of the 3DS however it really looks like quite a surprising improvement over a series that was already looking better and better.Read More


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon to have DLC on Launch

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Jason Nason

Nintendo announced on Thursday that when the latest Pokémon title is release on March 24th that the game will have downloadable content ready for purchase on a regular basis. The downloadable content includes new Mystery Dungeons to explore, new items to collect and new Pokémon to interact with.

As a special treat for fans, the first piece of downloadable content, the Poké Forest Mystery Dungeon, will be free to download from launch day until April 30th. Three additional downloadable Mystery Dungeons will be available to purchase when the game launches, and additional content will launch regularly throughout April.Read More


The 2012 Top Five

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

Editor’s note: Staff at Broken Joysticks will be sharing their top five games, or game related stories, from 2012 throughout the week. We’re continuing the feature with the top five from our editor, kashhoward.

For me, 2012 was a year with many games I anticipated releasing to great success, and some falling short due to various choices. Since I’m always playing fighters, it’s less common for me to purchase the newest games. While I had to omit some games that I never got to play from my list, here are my top five games of 2012.

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