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Apr 27

Nintendo NX will be launched in March 2017 globally / Pokémon Sun and Moon will not launch globally

The Consolidated Results for the Years Ended March 31, 2015 and 2016 was published by Nintendo on April 27th, 2016. The report states that the new Nintendo NX system will be launched in March 2017 globally. Also of note, Pokémon Sun and Moon will not launch globally at the same time with Nintendo specifically stating that the games will launch in the United States during the holiday season while Europe is slated for late 2016. This is a significant release schedule change since the release of X and Y which were the first Pokémon games to launch worldwide on the same day and include multiple different languages. Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were released a week later in Europe on November 28th, 2014 compared to the rest of the world which launched on November 21st, 2014.

The report also listed some sales figures for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. The game has sold 1.22 million copies worldwide as of March 31st, 2016.

Quotes from the report

Fiscal year ended March 31, 2016
"During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon were released globally and both became hits, selling 3.04 million and 1.22 million units respectively. There were also multiple hit titles from third-party publishers. However, due to the lack of major titles like Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which energized the entire 3DS business during the prior fiscal year, the worldwide sales of the Nintendo 3DS hardware and software were 6.79 million and 48.52 million units respectively."

Outlook for fiscal year ending March 31, 2017
"For Nintendo 3DS, we will release Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon globally in winter of 2016 (holiday 2016 in the U.S. and late 2016 in Europe). These are the latest titles from the Pokémon series, which has sold 200 million units worldwide since the first title from the series released 20 years ago."

Source: https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2016/160427e.pdf

Article edited on 2016-04-27 07:17:34 by Sunain
Apr 24

Pokémon TV app relaunches

Posted by Sunain | April 24th 2016 at 04:45 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Pokémon TV, Kindle
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Pokémon Company International has announced that the Pokémon TV app has relaunched with new features. It is available for free for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire users.


Press Release - Pokémon TV application relaunches with brand-new on-the-go features

Download functionality and notifications ensure that fans never miss their favourite movies, episodes, and special animated features Pokémon TV, available for download at no cost on iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire and Android devices, relaunches today with all-new features. The app includes up to 60 episodes of Pokémon animation available to stream, updated weekly, and regular showings of feature-length Pokémon movies. Plus, anyone using the application will now also be able to download one episode or movie to enjoy offline when network access is not available.

Content currently available includes episodes from the first season, Pokémon: Indigo League, through to the latest, Pokémon the Series: XY.

The update includes a revised range of features, including:

· My Channel: When fans start watching a video, it is automatically saved to their channel, making it easy to resume viewing. Recently completed videos will also stay in their channel, and another episode will play automatically at the conclusion of the previous one.
· Downloadable Content: Fans without network access can still enjoy their favourite Pokémon content. With the updated app, viewers can mark one episode or movie for offline viewing at their convenience. The video will be stored on their device for one week before it is automatically removed.
· Rate Videos: With this fun feature, Pokémon fans can rate each video after they’ve finished watching it. Their score will then contribute to an average rating for that video.
· Push Notifications: Viewers can now find out when new movies and episodes have been added to the Pokémon TV app with convenient push notifications.
This latest update is part of the ongoing programme of multi-channel animation screenings running throughout 2016. Right now, Pokémon the Movie 2000, featuring the iconic Legendary Pokémon Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres, is currently available on Pokémon TV, with much more animation content to come throughout the year.

Article edited on 2016-04-24 04:47:43 by Sunain
Apr 20

Pokémon at Origins Game Fair 2016 - June 15th to June 19th, 2016

Posted by Sunain | April 20th 2016 at 03:55 PM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG, Press Release
Comments: 0
The official English Pokémon website has announced that an official Pokémon area will be setup at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio from June 15th until June 19th, 2016. Attendees will be able to play in official Video Game and TCG tournaments and can earn Championship Points in some of the competitions.


Press Release - Play Pokémon at Origins!

Compete for a trip to San Francisco at the Origins Game Fair in Ohio this June!

Pokémon returns to Origins in Columbus, OH, from June 15–19, 2016, with exciting Pokémon TCG and video game competitions throughout the event! The Origins Game Fair is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is open to players of all ages with paid admission.

With seven Pokémon TCG formats and six Pokémon video game formats being played, there will certainly be a tournament that suits you. There are even fun beginner events for players new to Pokémon competitive play! Prizes will be awarded to top players, including Championship Points for some of the competitions.

Be sure to compete in the featured Pokémon TCG and Pokémon video game Win-a-Trip tournaments at Origins, where the top prize in all three age divisions is a trip to San Francisco during the weekend of the Pokémon World Championships in August! The Pokémon TCG event will be played using the Standard format, and the Pokémon video game event will use the 2016 Video Game Championships format. Entry requires one tournament ticket, available at Origins.

A minimum of six players is required to hold a tournament, and only Win-a-Trip tournaments with 30 or more players can award a trip. Any Win-a-Trip tournament that doesn't meet this attendance threshold will instead award two boxes of Pokémon TCG booster packs from the latest expansion to the winner.

Good luck to everyone competing in Pokémon TCG and video game competitions at Origins this June!

Sources: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-at-origins/ and http://originsgamefair.com/

Article edited on 2016-04-20 03:56:04 by Sunain
Apr 19

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions - Paris, France - October 2016

Posted by Sunain | April 19th 2016 at 10:45 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Music, Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions
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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has announced a new stop on their tour, this time in Paris, France for two shows on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at 8:00PM and Sunday, October 9th, 2016 at 2:00PM at Le Grand Rex. Ticket prices range form 49,00 € to 139,00 € depending on the seat.


Press Release

Overlook Events présente Une production Princeton Entertainment

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Embarquez pour un voyage musical et épique !

Imaginé et créé pour un orchestre complet, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions offre aux fans et aux nouveaux venus de tous âges la chance de vivre l’évolution de la série Pokémon comme jamais auparavant !

Retrouvez vos amis pour attraper, battre et échanger les Pokémon de vos jeux favoris, et découvrez des arrangements orchestraux totalement inédits, synchronisés avec une projection sur écran des jeux Pokémon récents et classiques :

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

« Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions est un show spectaculaire des plus célèbres musiques de la franchise Pokémon depuis 20 ans. Le concert est une forme de remerciement pour les fans et une invitation à partager notre passion pour Pokémon en faisait revivre les meilleurs moments vécus avec la série. Nous attendons les fans de tous âges à venir savourer ensemble cet évènement orchestral Pokémon. » J.C. Smith, Pokémon Company International

En présence de la chef d’orchestre Susie Benchasil Seiter, du compositeur et arrangeur Chad Seiter et du directeur artistique et producteur Jeron Moore, interprété par le Sinfonia Pop Orchestra.

« Les fans de la première heure vont adorer revoir leurs souvenirs d’enfance joués juste devant eux. » – Game Music Online

« C’est quelque chose de purement magique que vous devez absolument expérimenter par vous-même ! » – Hardcore Gamer

Sources: http://grandrex.fnacspectacles.com and http://www.pokemonsymphony.com

Article edited on 2016-04-19 10:58:01 by Sunain
Apr 15

Pokémon Camp now available worldwide on Android devices

Posted by Sunain | April 15th 2016 at 02:34 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, Camp Pokémon
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The Pokémon Camp is now available worldwide on Android devices. It was previously released only on compatible Apple iOS devices. The app requires Android 2.3 or higher and 170MB of space to download.


Pokémon Camp now available worldwide on Android devices

The popular Pokémon Camp application is now officially available on Android devices. In Pokémon Camp, 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! App features include:

  • Pokémon Theater – Watch exciting videos that are fun for Pokémon fans of all ages. Different videos are regularly added the Pokémon Theater, so make sure to stop by often.
  • Pokémon TCG – 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!
  • Pokémon Activities - Play fun activities that teach the basics of Pokémon, such as Poké Ball Throw or the Battle Matchups quiz.
  • Collect Pins - Earn pins as you progress through Pokémon Camp, then check out the pins you've collected in your Pin Book.
  • Create awesome pictures - Collect stickers and use them to decorate photos.

Campers can begin their adventure now by downloading the free Pokémon Camp Android app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pokemon.camppokemon&hl=gb

Article edited on 2016-04-15 02:34:18 by Sunain
Mar 24

A first look at Pokémon GO

Posted by Sunain | March 24th 2016 at 11:50 AM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Android, Apple iOS, Pokémon GO, Niantic
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Niantic has posted the first official screenshots and further details for the upcoming mobile game Pokémon GO on their blog. Below is the press release from that blog post.


A first look at Pokémon GO

We’re thrilled to provide a peek into Pokémon GO.

Pokémon GO represents the next generation of Niantic’s “Real World Gaming” platform. This platform combines mobile location technology and augmented reality to create a unique game experience that motivates players to go outside and explore the world around them.

Players will explore their surroundings to find and catch wild Pokémon. Certain wild Pokémon only appear in their native environments; for example, Water-type Pokémon may only appear near lakes and oceans.

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Zoomed out view of the Pokémon GO Game Map / Zoomed in view of player with a Squirtle that just appeared / Squirtle encounter screen

Players will walk to hatch previously-acquired eggs that might reveal new Pokémon. Eggs and other special items such as Poké Balls can be acquired at PokéStops - located at interesting places such as public art installations, historical markers, museums and monuments.

Yes, there will be battles. Players will be encouraged to join one of three teams in order to compete over the ownership and prestige of Gyms. They will do this by placing their captured Pokémon in a friendly Gym or by battling with an opponent’s Pokémon in another team’s Gym. Gyms - just like PokéStops - are also found at real world locations.

As previously shared with you here, an early user field test will soon begin in Japan while the game is still in active development. Features, available languages, design and overall appearance are not final.

We’re excited to reveal more in the days to come.

— The Pokémon GO Development Team

Source: http://nianticlabs.com/blog/pokemon-go-first-look/


Gameplay Details Unveiled for Highly Anticipated Mobile Title
The Pokémon Company and Niantic Inc. today revealed new features for their upcoming mobile release, Pokémon GO. The much-anticipated mobile game launching later this year on the App Store and Google Play will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. An early user test limited to Japan only is planned for Pokémon GO while the game is still in active development. Features, available languages, design, and overall appearance are not finalized.

In Pokémon GO, players around the globe will explore their surroundings to find and catch wild Pokémon hiding in our midst. Some wild Pokémon appear only in their native environments; for example, Water-type Pokémon may only appear near lakes and oceans. As players explore the world around them, their phones will vibrate to let them know a Pokémon is nearby. Once they have encountered a Pokémon, it can be caught by using the phone’s touch screen to throw a Poké Ball. Poké Balls and other special items can be found at PokéStops located at interesting places such as public art installations, historical markers and monuments.

As players progress through Pokémon GO, their Trainer level will increase, enabling them to capture more-powerful Pokémon and gain access to more items. Some Pokémon can be evolved if the same species is caught on multiple occasions. Pokémon Eggs, which can be found at PokéStops, will hatch after players walk a certain distance. Players will be able to impress their friends by unlocking achievement medals that are earned by completing a variety of challenges.

During gameplay, Pokémon GO players will be encouraged to join one of three teams and engage in Gym battles with other teams. Once they have joined a team, players will have the ability to assign their Pokémon to empty Gyms. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world, and because only one Pokémon per player can be placed at a given Gym, team members will need to work together to build a strong defense. A Gym claimed by one team can be challenged by the other two teams.

With real-life surroundings providing a backdrop for encounters with wild Pokémon, this unique Pokémon game represents the next generation of Niantic’s “Real World” gaming platform, which combines mobile location technology and Augmented Reality to create a gaming experience that motivates players to go outside and explore the world around them.

Article edited on 2016-03-26 02:21:19 by Sunain

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