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Game News – Pokemon Sword and Shield Gets an Overview Trailer Reintroducing Every New Mechanic

Nintendo published the Japanese overview trailer for Pokemon Sword and Shield. Other versions of the trailer have yet to be published, but this is Pokemon we’re talking about, a series which didn’t change that much after two decades, so you won’t miss anything even if you don’t understand the language. Plus I’m here to summarize …

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Game News – Nintendo Switch Online Will Not Be Ditched, According to Nintendo

Thanks to some vague wording surrounding the official listing pages for the Pokemon Sword and Shield games, there was concern that the titles would feature ways to circumvent the Nintendo Switch Online paid service. According to the original listing there’s “an in-game purchase option for users who do not have a membership,” implying that the …

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Game News – Pokemon Center Shibuya Commemorates its Grand Opening With Brand New Goodies

Pokemon Center Shibuya, which will open its doors on November 22nd, will celebrate its grand opening with tons of great merchandise. Said goodies are based on exclusive “Graffiti” themed artwork of the mascot Pikachu and include plushies, clothes, keychains, and more: As you may have already noticed, Pokemon Center Shibuya will be opening the same …

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Game News – Nintendo Tokyo to Open Doors in November, Grand Opening Merch Revealed

Nintendo Tokyo, the first Japanese store of its kind, will be officially opening its doors on November 22nd. The store will be located in the new Shibuya Parco shopping center that’s currently getting its finishing touches in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, close to the famous Shibuya Scramble intersection and statue of loyal dog Hachiko. The actual …

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Game News – Pokemon Sword and Shield’s New Commercial Will Hit You Right in the Nostalgia

Pokemon Sword and Shield are each due out in a little less than a month at this point and in the lead up to launch day, Nintendo today released a new commercial for the latest pair of games today. The commercial, which is only 30 seconds long, shows the journey that the Pokemon series has taken over …

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Game News – Pokemon Center London Pop-Up Looks Fantastic in New Photos Just Before Launch

The pop-up Pokemon Center that went live in London, England on October 18th received some lovely photographs of the place just before its launch, courtesy of Pokemon UK’s Twitter account. The photos showcase plenty of the display merchandise, including tons of plushies (Wailord being my favorite one of the bunch). We also get a look …

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Game News – Pokemon Collab Blesses Us With This Retro Pikachu Anniversary Watch

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise, as well as longtime mascot Pikachu’s Pokedex entry number. So what do you do? Collaborate with Japanese watch brand BABY-G and create a stylish and retro-themed Pikachu watch of course! Both the images and video above showcases the Casio watch in all its nerdy glory. For instance …

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Game News – Pokemon Sword and Shield Gets New First Town Footage, Map of “Wild Area” Revealed

The Pokemon Secret Member Club has uploaded some footage of the first town in Pokemon Sword and Shield. The new video, while similar to the one shown during Gamescon, has a few key differences. The first being that it showcases even more pure footage of the first town, as opposed to the truncated version in …

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Game News – These Pokémon Shirts Are Actually Pretty Stylish

I know what you’re thinking. Generic Pokémon shirts. Ugh. I’ve seen it a million times–they might be good to wear around the house, but you won’t be able to go out in public without showing some embarrassingly high nerd-levels. That’s certainly what I expected when I first heard about the new line of shirts from …

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Game News – Pokemon Sword and Shield Could’ve Had Major Battle System Revamps

In a recent interview with Game Informer about the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield, Planning Director Kazumasa Iwao spoke with the publication and revealed some pretty interesting information concerning the battle system and what facets are constantly being reexamined. According to Iwao about keeping the long running franchise fresh: I think with the Pokemon games, …

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