Pokemon Center Online Store Opens Up
The official Pokemon Center online store has finally opened up. The traffic on the website has been pretty hectic, but if you manage to make it through, you can purchase a Pokemon plush, keychain, t-shirt, and a bunch of other gifts over at the webstore. That includes the limited edition Special Delivery Pikachu plush seen up top.
To also celebrate the grand opening of the store, Pokemon Y/X users can receive a special level 12 Vivillon that is designed to look like a Pokeball. The Pokemon is available as “mystery gift" from now through Aug. 12. Check the Vivillion up top.
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Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC Revealed
Here’s the Japanese trailer for Mario Kart 8 Mercedes-Benz DLC releasing for free on August 27. No word if this is coming to the West right now, but the event in Japan will kick off a four week-long online competition called the Mercedes Cup after this free DLC is released.
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Zelda Monopoly Is Now A Tangible Object
GameStop is soon to be officially selling a Monopoly set themed with The Legend of Zelda. The board game is $40 and will release September 15 with exclusive items to the GameStop edition. The game will include a bonus Ocarina of Time game token, as well as 6 ‘power play’ cards that include Goddess Harp, Wind Walker, Minish Cap, Spirit Flute, Phantom Hourglass, and Ocarina of Time, that promises to add a new twist to gameplay.
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BUY: Nintendo themed Monopoly
JAPAN HAS A PIKACHU CAFE AND THE FOOD LOOKS FREAKING INCREDIBLE
A limited-time Pikachu Cafe opens in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo this weekend along with a Pikachu the Movie XY Exhibit. I can’t stop staring at the mango pudding parfait and those little hot dog things make me wish EVERY hot dog came with Pokémon printed on them.
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POKEMON OMEGA RUBY/APLPHA SAPPHIRE BRINGS BACK SUPER-SECRET BASES
Super-Secret bases bring an Animal Crossing quality to the Pokemon world with hidden hide-outs that you can decorate with all sorts of items and furniture. No room for a Snorlax beanbag chair in your dorm or apartment? Get one for your secret base!
Build and Customize a Super-Secret Base and Share It with the World!
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will be able to create their very own Secret Base, a customizable area that will allow them to show off their individuality by setting up mazes or traps for visitors to encounter, and even creating Pokémon battle rules, transforming their Secret Base into their own Pokémon Gym!
Players will be able to share their Secret Base with other Trainers around the world using StreetPass functionality, or they can create a QR Code for their unique Secret Base, enabling friends to visit it with ease. When visiting other Secret Bases, players can meet other Trainers in the same base and invite them back to their own Secret Base as Secret Pals. Players can interact and battle with Secret Pals, who have special skills that can support players in their adventures, such as sharing new Decorations, making a Pokémon Egg hatch faster, or raising the level of a select Pokémon by one. The more Secret Pals players have in their Secret Base, the more special skills will be available to help them in their adventures.
Players can also capture flags while visiting other players’ Secret Bases. Flags are located beside the Secret PC in each Secret Base. The more flags a player collects, the higher the rank earned, which brings rewards like improving the skills of a player’s Secret Pals.
Question: How pumped would you be if Nintendo actually decided to make an Animal Crossing x Pokemon crossover game?
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DAILY GRAFFITI: ‘SUPER MARIO BROS. 3’ EDITION
Cool SMB3 street art mural spotted by always_exploring.
I feel like I’m the only one who thought the cape from Super Mario World was way cooler than the Tanooki suit. I mean, sure, the Tanooki is clearly more stylish, but the cape was just functionally more awesome. That thing could keep you up in the air for freaking EVER! Basically, I’d much rather have Nintendo make every Mario game more like Super Mario World than the weird hybrid of SMB and SMB3 they’ve been doing for the past few years.
WIZARD WORLD PHILLY 2014 COSPLAY GALLERY
Wizard World Comic Con took place at the Philadelphia Convention Center this past weekend and it was packed with a plethora of passionate cosplayers proudly posing for photos. Hit the jump for over fifty pictures of some of the coolest, sexiest, and downright awesome cosplay from the con.
ADVENTURE TIME AND TOMADACHI LIFE WERE PRETTY MUCH MADE FOR EACH OTHER
Mandi Odoerfer from Geekparty.com made these hecka’ rad Adventure Time Miis and it’s a firm reminder that I really need to pick up Tomadachi Life, like, asap. That Marceline and Hunson Abadeer are legit.
Hey, guys… that was totally Link in the trailer for the new Zelda game at E3.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma finally put the rumors rumors to rest as to whether or not the character shown in the new Zelda Wii U trailer is actually Princess Zelda or Link.
"It’s a rumour," Aonuma said with a chuckle when I asked him about the speculation buzzing around online.
"Actually that comment I made jokingly," he said. "It’s not that I said that it wasn’t Link. It’s that I never said that it was Link. It’s not really the same thing, but I can understand how it could be taken that way.
"It seems like it has kind of taken off where people are saying ‘oh it’s a female character’ and it just kind of grew. But my intent in saying that [was humour]. You know, you have to show Link when you create a trailer for a Zelda announcement."
However, he doesn’t want players to focus too much on Link’s appearance in the trailer.
"I don’t want people to get hung up on the way Link looks because ultimately Link represents the player in the game," he said.
"I don’t want to define him so much that it becomes limiting to the players. I want players to focus on other parts of the trailer and not specifically on the character because the character Link represents, again, the player."
Link or Zelda, all that matters is that this game looks gorgeous and it’s coming out and we should all be excited/thankful.
'GAME OF THRONES' INTRO PLAYED ON AN NES KEYTAR
This all freaking kinds of amazing. It’s everything I didn’t know I needed and so much more.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW CREEPY THIS OLD COMMERCIAL FOR ‘A LINK TO THE PAST’ IS?
Creepy medieval dude muttering unsettling nonsense to you on a subway? Check. Giant armored monster trying to kill you for playing video games on the train? Check. This TV spot for The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past borders on Midnight Meat Train territory. Even the audio alone is freaking terrifying! It’s almost implying that if you play this game, all of these terrible things will happen to you. Who wants to deal with that, really.
I love how it ends the creepy old dude asking the kid “Do I smell fear?” Nah bro, the poor kid clearly just pissed himself. Video games are dangerous.
BRB. Gonna’ go dig out my Game Boy Micro and copy of LttP. I’ll be playing with the lights ON, thank you very much.