Pokemon news - Pokemon Center Big Pika Pika War of Midsummer event, new line of magnets, Pokemon Cafe exclusive merch

Pokemon Center Big Pika Pika War of Midsummer

- event held at Pokemon Center locations across Japan.
- runs from July 21 to September 2, 2018
- three new mini attractions will be introduced during the campaign for the very first time
- Mini Attractions will be held every Saturday and Sunday at all Pokemon Center locations across Japan
- participants who collect 3 stamps from playing Mini Attractions will receive a Pikachu or Eevee design tissue box
- starting July 5, a Pokemon Ga-Ole course called “Full of Eevee” will be playable exclusively at Pokemon Center locations
- the first 100 participants of each day (age limited) can play a Poemon Ga-Ole course called “Let’s Start Ga-Ole” for free.
- a random Pokemon Center clear card (reprint version) will be given for every 2000 yen spent at any Pokemon Center/Store
- for every 4000 yen spent at Pokemon Center Online, Pokemon Center, or Pokemon Store, receive a Pikachu/Eevee bag
- spend 4000 yen to be given the option to either receive two Pokemon Center clear cards or one carrying bag.
- Pokemon Summer Life collection will be debuting at Pokemon Center and Amazon Japan on July 13, 2018
- Pikachu and Eevee will visit Pokemon Center and Pokemon Store locations every weekend at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm

Toyo Case’s second series of Pokemon Tail Magnet Hooks

- Magnet hooks can be attached to your fridge as a decoration
- new Pokemon designs are Pikachu (Female), Magikarp, Espeon, and Umbreon

Pokemon Cafe offering more exclusive products

- these can only be pre-ordered when making a reservation online
- Ditto mascot part of Pokemon Center’s Pokemon Tropical Sweets merchandise lineup, which costs 864 yen
- Ditto mascot is also sold together in a bundle with a set of three Pokemon Cafe A4 Clear Files for 1620 yen
- bundle featuring Pikachu Chef and Pikachu Waitress mascots with Pokemon Cafe donuts and the clear file set for 5184 yen
- you can also buy the donuts and clear file set together for 2700 yen

IGN: Multiplayer is a key part of the Switch's experience, but more single-player games are coming, says Nintendo

A lot of Switch games Nintendo showed off at E3 2018 focused on multiplayer content. Should fans of Nintendo's single player experiences worry that Nintendo is moving on? According to an IGN interview with Reggie Fils-Aime, that's not the case.

"A core proposition with Nintendo Switch is the ability to be playing a game and having an experience, seeing someone looking over at what you're doing, and the ability to just pop out a controller, hand it to someone, and to jump into a multiplayer experience really is a key part of the proposition. [Multiplayer experiences are] not exclusive, so we will still have these wonderful single-player experiences like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The ability to have a multiplayer experience was a key part of the thinking for the Nintendo Switch."

CyberGadget releasing Switch game case rack

- coming from CyberGadget
- rack for displaying your Switch game collection
- due out August 20, 2018
- rack is translucent black
- holds up to 12 game cases

Sanei Boeki releasing a reprint of their Captain Toad plush dolls

- plushes were first released in 2015
- choose between a standing version of the plush (19cm tall), or sitting version (17cm)
- reprint due out July 13th, 2018

Monolith Soft's fiscal earnings for year ending March 2018

The follow are details for Monolith Soft fiscal earnings for the year ending March 2018...

- net profit of 138,000,000 yen ($1.25 million)
- this is a 60% drop from the 346,000,000 yen ($3.15 million) they made in the fiscal year ending March 2017
- high research and development expenses for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 may have affected Monolith Soft’s profitability
- Monolith Soft was in charge of a small portion of Splatoon 2, so higher expenses could have been incurred in the last fiscal year

Pokemon Co. says "trust us" with Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, explains why they picked Pokemon Yellow for inspiration

Pokemon Company CEO and President Tsunekazu Ishihara wants you to know that they're taking Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee seriously. They recognize that the games are slightly different from what the company has done in the past, but there are reasons for approaching things this way. In an interview with Famitsu, Ishihara explained why the game is in good hands, and also how they decided to use Pokemon Yellow as the base for creating this experience.

Among those who have tried the game, some may feel that it has changed. However, we have been continuously changing the formula of the games since our inception, and in the end the players have accepted those changes. In that sense, this time we are doing the same, but that is part of the long tradition of Game Freak and the Pokémon series. We will not go wrong with the basics, so please, trust us.

In Pokemon GO, you can take with you an associated Pokémon and walk with it, but if we return to its origin, we get to Yellow Pokémon. In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! We wanted to expand this feature even more. Pikachu always follows Ash in the anime, while Eevee has become very popular because it can evolve in many different ways. And as I mentioned before, we want this to be the game that people go to play after Pokémon GO, since Pokémon Pokémon Red, Blue, Green and Yellow appear in Pokémon GO, so it seemed like a good decision. Based on these things, we decided that Yellow Pokémon would be the perfect choice.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp - content update for June 24th, 2018

[Event] Today, Nintendo started teasing another event. There’s a treasure chest, a turtle, and it looks like the overall theme is related to things found underwater.

Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for June 24th, 2018

[Blessed Gardens] A new Blessed Gardens map is now available: Garden of Fire – Bridge (Infernal) (no end date)

[Event] Pre-registration for the 4th Grand Conquests event is now live! (available until June 26th)

Splatoon 2 Splatfest - Team Pulp beats out Team No Pulp

What the hell happened out there, team No Pulp?! How could you let this happen?! Now we all have to strain our orange juice through our teeth, or chew our drink! This loss would make me super angry...but Donatello won the TMNT Splatfest a few weeks back. As we all know, that was the most important Splatfest of all time, so I can't be too mad about this one!

Famitsu - Arcade Arcades print ad

Donkey Kong goes front-and-center for the latest Arcade Archives print ad, which is featured in the newest issue of Famitsu. This isn't the first time we've seen a print ad for the Arcade Archives series, but it's definitely a first to see Donkey Kong proudly promoting the series!