TOMY International, the master toy licensee and distributor for Pokémon in categories including figures, figure accessories, plush, playsets and role-play, debuts its all-new line. With 2016 marking 20 years of Pokémon, TOMY introduces commemorative products and celebrates this milestone with retailer-exclusive promotions throughout the year. On February 27, 2016 Pokémon celebrates 20 years since the first video games, Pokémon Red and Green, launched in Japan for the Game Boy system.
To celebrate, TOMY will release one retailer-exclusive Mythical Pokémon each month, from February to December 2016. Toys "R" Us, Game Stop, and Walmart will carry the exclusive items. In the Pokémon universe, Mythical Pokémon are considered extremely rare. Select Mythical Pokémon will be released as 8" plush in a special crushed velvet material, and as 2" pearlescent-finished figures with their own unique pearlescent-finished Poké Balls. In addition to the monthly Mythical Pokémon, various limited-edition Pikachu products will also be featured as retailer-exclusives throughout the year. TOMY's attention-to-detail and unique stylizing captures Pokémon in a line that offers something for every Pokémon fan.
Over the past 20 years, fans have discovered over 700 Pokémon characters while buying more than 275 million video games and 21.5 billion trading card games. To commemorate 20 years of Pokémon, classic video games Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue and Pokémon Yellow will come to the Nintendo 3DS on February 27, 2016. Additionally, Pokkén Tournament for the Wii U will launch on March 18, 2016. Pokémon GO, a ground-breaking mobile game that will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon, launches later this year.
It’s been quite the couple of weeks for the Capcom USA crew. For the last several years, our offices were based out of San Mateo, California. But on January 25th, we moved 25 miles up to San Francisco – the same year as the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter II. Coincidence? Yes. Yes it is. But we’re all enjoying our new offices by the Bay, and we wanted to give you a quick tour (in pictures) of our new home.
This is an interesting one. Let's see if Nintendo steps in and squashes this project. I sure hope not, as it looks pretty entertaining!
- Wii U Pro Controller
- Wii Remote + Classic Controller Pro
- Wii Remote
- Wii Remote + Nunchuck
- Wii U GamePad
- Online multiplayer
Battle Pokemon live never before in all-new, action-packed arena fights! Perform vivid Pokemon movies in all their glory with button combinations through an intuitive fighting system to unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokken Tournament champion!
Learn various fighting styles of Pokemon such as Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, and more. Any fan will be able to learn and execute signature Pokemon moves with a press of a button. Turn the tide of battle by calling upon support Pokemon to assist, and unleash devastating attacks to KO your opponent.
Battles await, and it’s up to you to claim the title of Pokken Tournament champion!
A portion of a Nintendo Life interview with Greg Wiggleton of ZeNfA Productions...
NL: When did you have the idea for this Nindies Love You sale?
GW: I truly had the idea for this group event sale around a year ago when the 1st and 2nd "epic indie sale" events were happening. I was curious if it was possible to host my own type of sale with other indies I'm in contact with and if Nintendo would advertise it on the eShop at all. It was around August 2015 that I finally started to get active in recruiting other Nintendo indies and contacting Nintendo directly about setting up one of these sales.
NL: What was the first step in making it happen?
GW: The very 1st step I took was taking charge of this idea and contacting Nintendo (already with a few select indies interested) back around August 2015. I was curious on how these group sales came into being. Nintendo would go on to tell me that these group indie sales were 100% created from indies and that Nintendo just helped set it up with the indies being in charge of it. From there I tried to gather a bunch of different indie Wii U games that would go well with this sale and show Nintendo that we were interested in doing our own sale. From here, I would go on to be Nintendo's main contact for our group and talk to Nintendo on what is required, type of banners needed, and deadlines for different parts were. Every few weeks I would send updates to all involved as well as keep Nintendo involved with our developments to help keep them informed that we were serious about doing this sale.
The original goal was to have this 2 week sale period occur sometime around Christmas of 2015. A few of us involved early on thought this might be a good idea. After all, the Christmas period can be very nice for sales. However, a problem with this plan was that this period is usually very crowded. Nintendo themselves even warned us that a sale like this in December was a bad idea and recommended January or February for doing this sale. By October we finally decided to officially make it a February sale. Since this would take place around Valentine's, we decided on that as a theme and came up with the "Nindies Love You" title for it.