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!




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
Persona 5 Strikers
Taxi Chaos

Switch Download

1912: Titantic Mystery
Active Neurons 3: Wonders of the World
Aery: A Journey Beyond Time
Bakery Master
Castle Kong
Codebreaker Puzzle 1000! Eng & Jan
Curse of the Dead Gods
Dat Gaem
Demon Hunter: Revelation
Dungeons & Bombs
Forward to the Sky
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection
Horned Knight
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
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.


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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.

Star Wars: Republic Commando officially announced for Switch, launching on April 6th, 2021

The squad is your weapon.

You are the leader of an elite squad of Republic Commandos, your mission is to infiltrate, dominate, and ultimately, annihilate the enemy. Your squad will follow your orders and your lead, working together as a team - instinctively, intelligently, instantly. You are their leader. They are your weapon.

STAR WARS™ Republic Commando™ will be available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, April 6 2021.

Smash Bros. Ultimate "Mr. Sakurai Presents: Pyra/Mythra" presentation airing March. 4th, 2021

Shulk won't be the only Xenoblade character in Smash for much longer!

Want to learn more about Pyra/Mythra's appearance in Smash Bros. Ultimate? March 4th, 2021 brings us a video presentation from Mr. Sakurai himself, and he'll be running through everything the duo Xenoblade Chronicles 2 characters have to offer at 6AM PT / 9AM ET. The live-stream will be roughly 35 minutes long, and Nintendo has assured that there will be no future fighter announcements. We are bound to get our next round of Mii costumes though, so make sure to stay tuned.


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