Pokemon news - Duel update now available, Pokemon the Movie 2017 trailer info

Pokemon Duel - update available

- brings the game up to version 3.0.9

- balance changes announced for Infernape, Keldeo, Darkrai, Banette, Absol, Murkrow & Hydreigon announced

- new Orange Time Booster which are guaranteed to hold Dark-type or Fighting-type Pokémon

- three new plates

Pokémon the Movie 2017 - World Premiere Trailer

- World Premiere on Thursday July 6th at the Japan Expo 2017 event in Paris, France

- this will be the first airing of the movie

- event will include special guests Kunihiko Yuyama, the director of the movie, and Rica Matsumoto, Ash's voice actor

Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star - Japanese merch lineup

There's pretty much no chance these Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star items will come stateside, but we will certainly keep an eye out for import retailers. Make sure to check out the entire lineup of goodies here!

The Battle Cats POP special sale hitting Japan on June 7th

- [3DS] The Battle Cats POP (Ponos): 621 Yen (instead of 777 Yen) [10 Gold Coins]

This sale is to celebrate the title hitting 500k downloads on 3DS eShop. We've already shared that info with you, but it was never clarified if that total was for Japan only, or all regions. We also don't know if the sale will be implemented outside of Japan.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia - next round of DLC available in Japan

- 7-Eleven collaboration is now live
- Mila’s Bounty 4: Villager’s Fork / Amulet (only once) [Free]
- Lost Altars Pack (1 500 yen for the whole pack, 200 Yen for each element individually)
- Rise of the Deliverance Pack (1 500 Yen for the whole pack, 500 Yen for each mission, 4 mission in total)

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for May 24th, 2017

[Special Maps] A new set of 5 Special Maps is now available, and allows you to challenge Kozaki Yuusuke (or rather, his play data!).(available until June 8th);
[Quests] A new set of special quests is now available: “Kozaki Yuusuke” (available until June 8th).

- Kozaki Yuusuke’s was the one who was in charge of character design in Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Fates
- he also created the original heroes in Fire Emblem Heroes
- 5 Special Maps available
- challenge them either on Normal or Hard
- get 1 Orb every time you beat a map
- you do not get to battle Kozaki Yuusuke directly, just Heroes with his player data
- play data was taken before Inherit Skill was implemented
- for Heroes that were below Level 40, their strength was adjusted to the equivalent of Level 39
- even if Merge Allies was used in the play data, only the Heroes’ base levels were used
- in Hard difficulty, all Normal difficulty enemies have received a boost to their HP, Atk, Spd, Def, and Res

Pokemon Puppet Show - Ep. 14

Please watch this episode. Watch it...and someone explain to me what the hell is going on. I know what it LOOKS like, but I also know that's not what's happening!

Splatoon 2 - Twitter content update for May 24th, 2017

The footage above gives us a look at the "Octoller", which is roughly what the Japanese name translates into. When these guys spot you, the quickly slide away on some ink, leave a splat bomb behind them.

Nintendo stock may have closed higher on May 23rd than at the peak of the Pokemon GO craze

I've poured through data from various stock market resources, and while not all show the same data, multiple charts indicate Nintendo's closing stock price for May 23rd being higher than Nintendo's stock was back during the initial Pokemon GO boom. Remember, that high stock value back then was inflated due to investors/analysts not being aware of just how much Nintendo stood to gain from Pokemon GO, nor their true involvement with the product. For the charts that don't show this data, they do show stock being extremely close to hitting that mark.

Now to put things into more perspective, Nintendo would have to just about double their stock value from where it is now to get back to where things were during the height of Wii/DS success.