Pokemon news - Hong Kong distributions, Pokemon GO Google Play Cards

Pokemon Sun/Moon distributions

- Nintendo Hong Kong are to distribute the special Shiny Tapu Koko in Hong Kong and Taiwan
- go to participating stores and show that you have bought a Chinese or Japanese version of Pokémon Sun & Moon
- do this between April 28th and May 31st
- you'll get a serial code that offers a special Shiny Tapu Koko
- Mew is being distributed at the Pokémon World Championships Qualifiers on May 5th through May 7th
- this is the first with the Gen 7 native black clover
- it's Level 5 and knows the move Pound

Pokémon GO - Google Play Cards

- special Google Play cards focused on Pokémon GO have been announced for Japan
- two cards, one offering 5000¥ and one being variable between 1500¥ and 50,000¥
- promotion where if you use the AR Mode of Pokémon GO and take a photo of a wild Pokémon next to a special Pokémon GO poster, and tweet it to the Google Play Pokémon GO Twitter account, you will get 300¥
- if you make purchases at the Pokémon Center, you will get special stickers featuring team emblems

Pokemon Co. announces collab with French kids fashion retailer La Compagnie Des Petits

London, UK— 21 April 2017 —The Pokémon Company International announced today that it has entered into a major collaboration with quality French children’s fashion brand La Compagnie des Petits, which will see a dedicated fashion collection for girls and boys launched across all stores in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg in May 2017.

Following on from last year’s record-breaking success of the Pokémon franchise, the new line will be promoted in stores starting on 2 May and will launch 12 May. The summer collection for boys and girls comprises over 20 different products including T-shirts, sweatshirts, bottoms, shorts, cardigans, hoodies, pyjamas and accessories. La Compagnie des Petits will provide the collection with exceptional window visibility, with products and banners taking over two windows in each store for two weeks starting from launch. The collaboration will last for a year, with a separate collection launching in the autumn.

Mathieu Galante, Senior Market Development Manager Europe for The Pokémon Company International, says: “We are delighted to be teaming up with La Compagnie des Petits for this major collaboration which will cement Pokémon’s fashion profile in France and the surrounding countries. Pokémon’s apparel ranges are flourishing across Europe at the moment, and this collaboration follows hot on the heels of highly successful partnerships with Zara and Undiz.”

The global phenomenon of Pokémon was first launched in Japan in 1996 as a role-playing game for Nintendo’s Game Boy system and reached the United States and Europe in 1998–99. The first generation of Pokémon games introduced the original 151 Pokémon. Today the Pokémon universe includes more than 800 Pokémon that players can catch, trade, and battle against their opponents in the quest to become the best Pokémon Trainer.

Pokémon has since grown into one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world. It is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, with more than 280 million video games sold worldwide. In addition, 21.5 billion TCG cards have been shipped to 74 countries in 11 languages, and over 450,000 players take part in Pokémon events every year. There are also more than 900 episodes of the animated TV series, about to debut its 20th season on Gulli.

The Pokémon Company International is constantly innovating, with exciting new products such as Pokémon GO and the hugely successful Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. With a raft of new licensing deals, retail promotions, collaborations, and promotional partnerships due to be announced in the near future, 2017 is set to be another bumper year for Pokémon.

SmileBoom bringing SmileBASIC 3DS to "A 5th Of BitSummit" event

Hokkaido, April 24, 2017 - SmileBoom Co. Ltd. announced today that they will exhibit at one of the largest independent game festival in Japan, "A 5th Of BitSummit" held by Japan Independent Games Aggregate (JIGA).

On May 20th, at the SmileBoom booth, SmileBoom unveils and demonstrates the latest user‐generated title created with a RPG creation software, SMILE GAME BUILDER, and "SmileBASIC", a portable version of a programming language known as BASIC for Nintendo 3DS. This new title will be launched as an independent product and distributed by SmileBoom.

■Meet the Producer of SMILE GAME BUILDER!

During the exhibition, a producer and product manager of SMILE GAME BUILDER will be waiting for your visit at the booth with special giveaways. Get their best tips and tricks of having more fun playing!

Infinite Minigolf is Coming to Switch Spring 2017

San Francisco, CA – April 24, 2017 – Zen Studios, creator of hit digital titles like CastleStorm and Pinball FX2, is delighted to reveal that Infinite Minigolf, the highly anticipated follow-up to Planet Minigolf, is coming to consoles. Currently available on PCs through Steam Early Access, Infinite Minigolf players will be able to craft their own course creations and experience tons of customization options on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this spring! Additionally, the PC version of the game and the upcoming PlayStation 4 versions will feature VR gameplay, allowing you to create, customize, and play your courses in exciting virtual reality!

A brand new Infinite Minigolf gameplay trailer is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sxJd1tu6X3Y

“Zen Studios released Planet Minigolf on PlayStation Network back in 2010 and players are still enjoying that game today. The community has been very vocal over the years, sharing their ideas for a new game, and they gave us more than enough new ideas to come back and develop a minigolf game for this console generation,” said Tamas Balog, Head of Studio at Zen Studios. “The team has spent a lot of time developing better tools for players to make their own content – which was the number one request from players. If you enjoy minigolf as well as creating and sharing your own content, Infinite Minigolf was designed for you.”

Using the robust toolset contained in the course editor, players are the creators, and can showcase their creative abilities to players all over the world! Players will place course tiles and a vast assortment of gameplay objects into beautifully crafted environments as they create amazing minigolf courses.

Players can participate in 8-player online multiplayer matchups, local multiplayer matchups, and a variety of fun single player modes. Unlock a huge selection of cool minigolf gear, discover fun powerups that elevate minigolf gameplay to new levels of excitement.

The PlayStation 4 and Steam versions support PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive respectively, so players can experience the world of Infinite Minigolf in stunning VR, allowing environments to spring to life in exciting ways, making for the definitive VR golf experience. Build your creations and tour them in stunning VR!

Infinite Minigolf features incredibly accurate ball physics, in addition to dazzling graphics and detailed environments, each with a distinct visual theme and gameplay features.

Infinite Minigolf will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch this spring. For more details on Infinite Minigolf check out www.infiniteminigolf.com, and visit blog.zenstudios.com for more information on Zen’s library of digital games.

Sentinel's Shooting Star Mega Man 4-Inch-Nel figurine - more pics

This sucker isn't due to ship until August, but at least we can stare at a whole new batch of pictures until then. Get a closer look at the figurine here.

Kickstarter- Forsaken Castle has Switch stretch goal

Forsaken Castle is a 16-bit style, action exploration platformer, about a paladin and her fight against evil. Inspired by classic metroidvania games, you will discover new abilities, fight deadly creatures, and explore a handcrafted world created in a retro pixel art style.

Check out the Kickstarter here (thanks PC!)