Posts Tagged ‘Pikachu’


Jan23

Pokkén Tournament details revealed

2015 at 02:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Earlier today, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company hosted a live press releasing regarding the upcoming Pokémon-themed fighting game, Pokkén Tournament. Developed by Bandai Namco, whom have worked on other popular fighting games like Tekken, Soul Calibur, the Naruto Ultimate Ninja series, and more, the game had previously only seen teasers and short footage. Today, the stream revealed more about the gameplay mechanics, fighting changes, and even new roster additions!

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Pokkén Tournament, which will be played by using a traditional console controller rather than an arcade stick like other fighers, will pit two Pokémon against each other in a large 3D ring. While separated, the game will play in “field mode” in which the two fighters can freely roam around the arena and attack from a distance with a variety of moves. When the fighters approach, however, the game will seamlessly enter a more traditional 2D fighting mode, in which controls are restricted purely to horizontal movement.

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As for new characters, the stream revealed three newcomers in addition to Lucario and Machamp seen in previous teasers. These new Pokémon are Pikachu, Gardevoir, and Suicune! Each character has their own unique play style, and will have different moves and abilities for different situations. On top that, non-playable Pokémon can enter the fray as assist characters, appearing on the field and unleashing a powerful move on the opponent. Pokkén Tournament demos will finally be made available to Japanese arcade goers over the next week, with more information to be released in the near future!

Sep29

New life-size Pikachu plush features classic design

2014 at 12:51 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the new Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire video games releasing worldwide in late October, the Pokémon Company and Japanese clothing chain Beams have teamed up in the creation of a brand new, official life-sized collectible plush of Pikachu, the iconic electric rat from Nintendo’s hit franchise! The plush figure, which is set to retail in November, is perfectly accurate with its 1′4″ height from the franchise, and is even built to replicate its 13.2 lb weight given in the video games.

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On top of that, the design of the plush is based on the original Pikachu art, where the Pokémon was depicted as chubbier and stubbier than how its current incarnation looks. All these factors make this new Pikachu plush the perfect collectible for enthusiasts of the original games as well as Pokémon fans as a whole! The plush will retail for around $170 in November, and comes with its own specially designed tote bag to carry the large plush around.

Aug05

Pikachu takes over Yokohama, Japan

2014 at 12:00 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The Pokemon franchise, originally created by Nintendo and Game Freak in 1996, has been as popular as ever, with new games Pokemon X and Y releasing last October. In order to celebrate the release of upcoming remake games, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, The Pokemon Company has organized a Pikachu invasion of Yokohama, Japan later this month! The second largest city in Japan, Yokohama will host a variety of Pikachu-themed events and attractions over the course of the event, titled “Pikachus All Over the Place” which will run from August 9th to August 17th.

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A commercial for the event was released recently, showing off a number of costumed Pikachus enjoying the city. However, Yokohama citizens have already started spotting the Pikachu invasion, with dozens of Pikachu characters as well as Pikachu-themed boats and stands popping up around the city. On top of that, the Pokemon Company has announced that the Pikachu invasion will consist of over 1,000 costumed Pikachus, wandering around the town and posing for photo ops! This Pikachu invasion is set to be one of the biggest in the history of the franchise, and is sure to please Pokemon fans around Yokohama as well as across the globe.