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RUMOR - Life is Strange coming to Switch

Stranger things have happened

For years now, I've been wondering why Life is Strange hasn't made its way to Switch. The game seems like a perfect fit for the platform. Visual novels are all over the Switch, and while Life is Strange isn't a traditional visual novel, it certainly shares a few similar elements. Thankfully, it seems the game might soon be making its way over.

An industry insider over on ResetEra has shared a bunch of information on upcoming Life is Strange titles, and according to them, the original game is making its way to Switch. This insider has shared details with the staff at ResetEra that weren't made public, but staff felt the materials they saw were enough to verify the insider's claims. That said, the insider has since requested that the info be removed from the forum.

Now all we can do is sit back and wait for an official announcement. A Life is Strange port really does seem like a no-brainer, so hopefully this turns out to be true.

Recap of everything announced in the Pokémon Presents 2.26.2021 presentation (Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl), official websites featuring artwork, screenshots, and details now live

It's a great day to be a Pokémon trainer!

The Pokémon Day festivities kicked off a day early with a news-filled Pokémon Presents event. Hosted by The Pokémon Company's president, Tsunekazu Ishihara, the special presentation started with an incredible video showcasing the 25-year history of Pokémon. Pokémon Day marks the date that Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green were first launched in Japan in 1996, starting a legacy that continues to grow to this day.

After the 25th celebration video, we got to see more of New Pokémon Snap, arriving on April 30 on Nintendo Switch. You can get a closer look at what was revealed at the New Pokémon Snap official site.

Next up was a preview of the in-game events happening on Pokémon Day, including encounters with Gigantamax Pikachu in Max Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Plus, Galar Champion Leon has recently made his appearance in Pokémon Masters EX alongside his partner Charizard. And Pokémon Café Mix keeps serving up fun by giving players 2,500 bonus golden acorns when they log in.

Then, new games were unveiled, all for Nintendo Switch and all set in the Sinnoh region: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, as well as Pokémon Legends: Arceus. These games may be set in the same region, but they offer distinct gameplay experiences.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Trainers will get the chance to explore the Sinnoh region in a new way—by traveling to the past in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Set long before the events of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, this game will allow players to travel across Sinnoh to discover wild Pokémon and complete the region's very first Pokédex. And while Mount Coronet towering over the region makes it clear that you're in Sinnoh, the Pokémon you encounter in this era may be different from the ones you remember catching in other games set in this same region. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is planned to launch on Nintendo Switch early next year.

Visit the Pokémon Legends: Arceus official site for more details.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

Trainers will also get the chance to visit Sinnoh in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, faithful remakes of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which originally came out on the Nintendo DS system. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are planned to launch on Nintendo Switch later this year.

Get a closer look at these games at the official site.

Open-world Sinnoh pre-make "Pokémon Legends Arceus" announced for Switch, releasing Early 2022

Sweet mother of Arceus!

First came Sinnoh remakes. Then came Sinnoh pre-makes.

Introducing Pokemon Legends Arceus​, a new challenge and a new frontier for the Pokémon world.

Return to the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl

It's officially happening!

Sinnoh.

Remakes.

Confirmed.

Experience the nostalgic story from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a new adventure.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond​ and Pokemon Shining Pearl​ arrive on the Nintendo Switch in late 2021!

Pokemon Presents 2.26.2021 - live-blog/stream

Get ready, trainers!

The Pokémon Company will be showing off 20 minutes of Pokémon-related announcements for the franchise's 25th anniversary in the latest Pokémon Presents presentation. Check out the official live-stream above (beginning at 7 AM PST) to watch the reveals live as they happen, or view the bullet-points below as we update this article with all of the new information!

- "25 years of non-stop adventure" anniversary celebration trailer
- New Pokémon Snap gameplay trailer
- Pokémon Day events detailed
- Diamond/Pearl remakes announced, titled "Brilliant Diamond" and "Shining Pearl" (releasing late 2021)
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus announced, releasing Early 2022
- Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are faithful Sinnoh remakes developed by ILCA
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an entirely new entry in the Pokémon series that also takes place in the Sinnoh region, developed by Game Freak

Google shares a collection of stats to celebrate Pokemon's 25th anniversary

25 years and going strong!

Pokemon Co. is set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokemon in some big ways, and even Google is getting in on the fun with a feature of their own.

Google put together a bunch of interesting search info on Pokemon, revealing the top questions people ask, most searched Pokemon, Ash Ketchum popularity, and much more. You can sift through all of the data here.

Nintendo Download (2/25/21) - This week's European downloads


The following games are now available on the Nintendo eShop in Europe:

Switch Retail

Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition
Bravely Default II
Code: Realize – Wintertide Miracles
Hellpoint
Persona 5 Strikers
Taxi Chaos

Switch Download

1912: Titantic Mystery
Active Neurons 3: Wonders of the World
Aery: A Journey Beyond Time
AnShi
Bakery Master
Blastful
Castle Kong
Clocker
Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! Eng & Jan
Curse of the Dead Gods
Dat Gaem
Demon Hunter: Revelation
Dotori
Dungeons & Bombs
Forward to the Sky
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
Horned Knight
iota
Johnny Bonasera Full Season
Katana Kata
Lawnmower Game: Next Generation
Lawnmower Game: Racing
Legal Dungeon
Mike Dies
Monster Truck XT Airport Derby
Pixel Game Maker Series Remote Bomber
Radon Blast
Retrace: Memories of Death
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
Steam Prison
The Lost Cube
Thunderflash
Under Leaves

Switch DLC

Mincraft Dungeons: Flames of the Nether

Switch Demos

Bake ‘n Switch
Raji: An Ancient Epic

Switch Pre-Order

Star Wars Republic Commando

Nintendo Download (2/25/21) - This week's North American downloads


The following games are available this week on the Nintendo eShop:

Switch Retail

Bravely Default II – $59.99 (available February 26)
Code: Realize – Wintertide Miracles – $39.99
Harvest Moon: One World – $49.99 (available March 2)
Hellpoint – $34.99
Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 – $39.99 (available March 2)


Switch Download

Aery: A Journey Beyond Time – $9.99
A Glider’s Journey – $9.90 (available March 1)
Arcade Archives Cybattler – $7.99
Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition – $19.99 (available February 26)
Blastful – $3.99
Blizzard Arcade Collection – $19.99
Castle Kong – $6.99
Clocker – $3.99
Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! Eng & Jan – $9.49
Containment – $1.99
Dat Gaem – $7.99 (available February 26)
Demon’s Rise: Lords of Chaos – $7.99
Demon Hunter: Revelation – $14.99 (available February 26)
Dotori – $11.99
Drift Racing Madness – $5.99
Dungeons & Bombs – $4.99 (available February 26)
Forward to the Sky – $48.99
Gemini – $3.99
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection – $29.99
Gunslugs 2 – $7.99 (available March 1)
Horned Knight – $5.99 (available February 26)
Katana Kata – $14.99 (available February 26)
Lawnmower Game: Next Generation – $4.99 (available February 28)
Lawnmower Game: Racing – $4.99
Lethal Dungeon – $9.99
Littlewood – $14.99
Mike Dies – $9.99
Monster Truck XT Airport Derby – $11.99 (available February 26)
My little IceCream Booth – $3.99
PAKO Caravan – $7.99 (available March 2)
Pixel Game Maker Series Remote Bomber – $9.99
Raspberry Mash – $16.99
Retro Fighter – Dragon’s Revenge – $5.99
Steam Prison – $65.49
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light – $24.99
Thunderflash – $4.99 (available February 26)
Under Leaves – $12.99

3DS Download

Bricks Pinball V – $9.99

eShop Sales

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals.

Activities

A Golden Opportunity – For a limited time, you can earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points – twice the normal amount – when you purchase select digital games through Nintendo eShop, Nintendo.com (where available) or participating retailers. Eligible games include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, among others! Get started by visiting https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals/#double-gold-points.

BRAVELY DEFAULT II Collectible Acquired! – A new BRAVELY DEFAULT II reward is now available for My Nintendo members. Brave RPG fans can obtain their very own beautiful 18” x 24” reversible poster, which features Gloria on the front and Halcyonia, the Kingdom of Spring Breeze, on the back. Receive this reward by redeeming 700 My Nintendo Platinum Points (while supplies last). Visit https://my.nintendo.com/ to learn more!

A Pokémon Presents video presentation is slated for this Friday, February 26th, at 7 a.m. PT

Over the past few days, The Pokemon Company International has been trying to hype up the 25th Anniversary of the Pokemon series. As such, fans have speculated as to whether or not the company would have some sort of major game announcement this week. With the announcement of a Pokemon Presents presentation slated for this week, it appears as though some large amount of news regarding the franchise will soon be available. The presentation is slated to be approximately 20 minutes in length.

Octopath Traveler hits 2.5 million units sold

Forging a path to victory

Square-Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler has hit another milestone. Since launch, the game has managed to sell 2.5 million units worldwide. That means the game sold another 500k in about a year's time. Octopath Traveler debuted on Switch back in July 2018, but then moved over to both PC and Stadia.m in June 2019 and Stadia in April 2020.