Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - third global mission ends in success

Another global mission, another round of success. Pokemon Co. has confirmed that the third global mission for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Global Mission has ended in victory. This mission's theme was to win at the Battle Agency, and the finally tally ticked in at 1,111,490 battles won. The gift of 2,000 FC, or 4,000 FC if the game is connected to the Global Link, is now available.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon/Sun/Moon - Rating Battle Season 8 is underway

Rating Battle Season 8 is starting up, with fresh opportunities to measure your Pokémon battling skills online against players around the world. The Rating Battle leaderboards reset at the beginning of each season so everyone can start on equal footing. As you battle, you’ll move up and down the rankings based on your match outcomes. Rating Battle Season 8 starts on January 23, 2018 at 0:00 (UTC), so get ready for fun battles and new challenges.

Rating Battles are available in Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, and Pokémon Moon, but please note that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon battles, and Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon battles, will be ranked separately. Also, Pokémon and moves introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon may not be used in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Rating Battles.

The Special format for this season will be played using Single Battles. You may include any Pokémon from the National Pokédex, but only one Legendary or Mythical Pokémon will be permitted on your team. Pokémon brought in from previous games via Poké Transporter will be permitted.

Remember that you’ll need a Pokémon Trainer Club account and your own copy of Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Sun, or Pokémon Moon registered at the Pokémon Global Link to participate.

Visit the Rating Battle page to keep an eye on your record and rankings throughout Rating Battle Season 8. You can also check out which Pokémon are the most popular in each format, as well as their most common moves and more.

Pokemon Shuffle - content update for Jan. 23rd, 2018

- new stage featuring Kartana
- stage is a UB challenge that costs 20,000 coins to unlock and runs until February 6th 2018
- new stage featuring Golisopod that runs until February 6th 2018
- stage featuring Azumarill (Winking) which also runs until February 6th 2018
- Tapu Koko, Tapu Fini & Mikiyu stages have begun a repeat run

Lost Sphear - another round of screens

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The next evolution in this new golden age of JRPG’s arrives with LOST SPHEAR, bringing a fresh take on classic RPG gameplay!

A young man, who suffered a phenomenon that he had never seen, faces an ominous power that threatens the fabric of reality. Awaken the power of Memory to restore what was lost! Muster different Memory and craft the world around you in a journey to save the world.

First Nintendo commercial in 10 years airs in Taiwan

Can you believe that it's been 10 years since Nintendo had a commercial for a product in Taiwan? The company's long-running TV advertising silence has now been broken with a few spots for Super Mario Odyssey. Good to know Nintendo is really trying to give the Switch a leg up in Taiwan!

Pokemon GO - Community Day featuring Dratini set for Feb. 24th, 2018

Get out and play together in your local community parks on Pokémon GO Community Day. For just a few hours each month, you can encounter a special Pokémon in the wild. During these hours, there's a chance to learn a previously unavailable move for that Pokémon, as well as earn some Community Day bonuses. Celebrate what it means to be a part of the Pokémon GO community and make new friends along the way!

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Jan. 23rd, 2018

[Quests] A new set of Special Quests related to Chain Challenge and Squad Assault is now live: “Chain Challenge”. Clearing those allow you to get Orbs and Stamina Potions (available until February 6th)

[Elements] The Elements for the current season are: Fire, Wind (available until January 30th)

Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~ anime series - new details

It's no secret that Level-5 likes to tie up their games with anime franchises. They've dabbled with some animated fun with the Layton series before, but that was a movie adaptation. This time around, Level-5 is going the TV series route with Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~. This was announced a few weeks back, but now Level-5 has shared some new tidbits.

- will debut this April in Japan
- each episode will air on Fuji TV on Sunday, at 8.30AM JST
- the first episode will have a special guest: Imai Tsubasa
- Tsubasa will make his anime debut with his role as Simon Wright, Katrielle Layton’s very first client
- Simon has two daughters, and recently bought a house
- soon after setting in, his two daughters and wife mysteriously disappear
- Simon Wright starts believing he bought a cursed house
- staff involved with the series include:

Creative Director / Original Draft / Series composition: Akihiro Hino
Original Creator: Level-5
Animation Production: Liden Films (“Arslan Senki” series)
Director: Susumu Mitsunaka (“Haikyu!!” series)
Original Character Design: Takuzo Nagano
(Anime) Character Design: Takada Shiko
Assistant Director: migmi
Prop Design: Takayuki Onoda
Color Design: Takahiro Mogi
Art Director: Takamasa Nakakuki
Backgrounds: Quun Plant
Music: Tomohito Nishiura
Sound Director: Ryou Tanaka
Sound Effects: Yuusuke Inada
Sound production: Tohokushinsha
Director of Photography: Ayumi Okano
Photography: Graphinica
3DCGI: FelixFilm
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose, Misaki Enokida

Lost Sphear - a look at the first hour

Thanks to Kolma for the heads up!