New horror game in developement from Suda51 and Swery65, something "light and easy to play"

Hotel Barcelona?

Suda51 (creator of No More Heroes) and Swery65 (Deadly Premonition) both made an appearance on IGN Japan to discuss plans of an upcoming horror collaboration title, 'Hotel Barcelona'. Final details have not been decided, but they both have been discussing working on a project together since 2018. Most of their ideas were forgotten after getting drunk, so the recent stream was a way to force the two developers to discuss some ideas.

The current concept for the game is about a magazine journalist visiting a modern new hotel, ensuing horror throughout. "Each [room] which represents a different person, or a different dimension, or a different look at what happens in this period of time." Nothing about the release is set-in-stone yet, as the translator clarified, "Don't take this for the final word on anything, please."

Both 'Siren' for the PlayStation 2, and projects from American filmmaker, David Lynch, are said to be inspirations. Suda51 and Swery65 texted the director of Siren, Keiichiro Toyama, asking on the spot if he would help make the game. After deciding they wanted his involvement, they quickly received a solidified yes!

Suda came up with the title for the game, Hotel Barcelona, just 30 minutes before the stream aired. However, it's likely this won't be the final name for the project, based on him later changing his mind about where the game could take place. While his initial plan was for you to visit Barcelona, he said Tokyo, South Africa, or Venezuela are other possibilities for the game's location.

Devolver Digital are in talks with the two developers about helping to publish the title, reportedly offering around one million USD for production. Hotel Barcelona will be an indie release, and not developed by a AAA studio.

The upcoming horror title will be "light and easy to play", and the Switch will very likely be one of the platforms for release. Next week, more concepts will be thought of from Swery, and a logo will be designed by Suda. Hotel Barcelona certainly seems like something we should keep our eye on!

Nintendo Tokyo website and Twitter account open, special art and merch lineup shared

The grand opening is a month away!

Nintendo Tokyo, which was confirmed as opening on Nov. 22nd, 2019 back in late August, now has an official website and Twitter account. The site itself features various character artwork, alongside basic store details. You can check out that site here. The official Twitter account will be sharing up-to-date info on the store itself, including special promotions and events. Take a look at the Twitter account here.

Along with the site and Twitter, we also get a look at some of the exclusive merch Nintendo Tokyo will offer. There's t-shirts, pillows, towels, water bottles, and a lot more! These items will be available on launch day, but there's a way some lucky fans could snatch up the merch earlier. A special pre-opening event is being hosted on the 20th and 21st of November, and 250 people picked by lottery will be invited to visit the store and shop away!

Nintendo's legal battle with Colopl drags on

The eighth hearing so far

Believe it or not, the lawsuit between Nintendo and Colopl continues on. The two are now at the eighth hearing for this legal battle, which claims that Nintendo infringed upon five patents for the smartphone title White Cat Project. As things have gone so far, Colopl makes very loose claims against Nintendo, Nintendo offers substantial evidence defending themselves, and Colopl goes back to the drawing board to put forth another claim. Now the battle continues on into 2020.

Suda51 and Swery65 teaming up for a project

Whatever it is, it'll be weird

Iconic off-the-wall developers Suda51 and Swery65 are teaming up to create...something. What on earth are they making? It seems we'll find out first details on Oct. 23rd, 2019 at 19:00 JST, as IGN Japan is hosting a “Travis Monday Nightro 2” live stream event featuring both devs. The two will be talking about their secret project, which we hope will be heading to Switch!

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Grainy teaser footage for the next Pokemon movie surfaces

2020, here we come!

There's always a new Pokemon movie in the works. As soon as one film comes out, the next is teased! Now that we have Pokemon the Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back EVOLUTION behind us, it's time to look ahead to the next film. Check out the video above for a grainy look at the teaser for the next Pokemon movie, due out in 2020.

Jessie, James, Meowth, and Wobbuffet reconfirmed for the new Pokemon anime

Fan favorites return

The new Pokemon anime is set to debut in Japan on Nov. 17th, 2019, and today a set of classic characters was reconfirmed for the series. We now know that Jessie & James will return, as well as Meowth and Wobbuffet. We should be hearing even more about the series in the coming week.

Pokemon Co. announces who's behind the new Pokemon anime theme song

They have a lot to live up to!

The Pokemon anime is getting a fresh start, and that's going to include a brand-new theme song. Who's working on the intro track? The honor goes to Mafumafu, who is part of the 2-unit indie-pop group "After the Rain." Mafumafu is in charge of composing, editing, and producing the song. After the Rain’s Mafumafu and Soraru will sing the theme song.

All members of 'Pokemon Secret Club' will receive free DLC for a 'Pokemon Quest' promo shirt in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Secret Club X Quest X Sword & Shield

Celebrating 150,000 Japanese members of the Pokemon Secret Club, The Pokemon Company will be offering a free download code for an in-game Pokemon Sword and Shield shirt! Stylized after Pokemon Quest, all members of the Pokemon Secret Club will have access to this promotional item.

Make sure to get your free code when Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield launches for Switch on November 15th!

High demand for 'Pokémon Center London' causes closing of entry queue hours before store closing, over 3000 Pokéfans lined up

With Pokémon being the highest grossing media franchise in the world, it's no surprise that an exclusive pop-store in London would explode with popularity. While the store was set to open at 10am, the lucky ones arrived many hours before then. Over 3000 people lined up for the grand opening, and Westfield London had to end the queue nine hours before it's closing time at 10pm. Here is the official statement from Westfield London's Twitter account:

Queuing for entry to the Pokémon Center London is now closed for the day. There is a limit of sales on some items to ensure as many customers can enjoy the experience and the products available.

If you are travelling with a carer please make yourself known to a member of the security staff based at the entrance of the store and they will endeavour to grant you entry as soon as possible.

Courtesy of Daan Koopman, here you can take a look at how long the lines really were:

If you're looking to visit the store while it's open until November 15th, make sure you have a good backup plan, and prepare for some crazy lines.

Pre-order 'Pokémon Sword & Shield' from 'Pokémon Center London' and receive free exclusive pin badges

Temporary pop-up store, Pokémon Center London, officially opened its doors today. If you're planning on pre-ordering the Pokémon Sword & Shield double-pack, Pokémon Center London looks the place to do it. All pre-orders of the games will include exclusive pin badges of; Pikachu, Sobble, Scorbunny, and Grookey if pre-ordered from the store from October 18th - November 15th.


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