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Interview: The Pokémon Company International's J.C. Smith on World Championships and Expanding the Brand

The Pokémon Company International's J.C. Smith on World Championships and Expanding the Brand

Hints at a Mega Evolution for Slowking?!

During this weekend's Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC, we were able to catch up with J.C. Smith, the Director of Consumer Marketing for the Pokémon Company International, to talk about the competitive scene, the Trading Card Game Online, and Pokémon's worldwide appeal. Whether you're here...

Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 2

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 2

Even more cute hats

After a day of last-chance qualifiers yesterday, the Pokémon World Championships began in earnest this sunny Saturday in Washington, D.C. While the only competitors in attendance were the few who made it through to the tournament proper, the spectators came in droves today, packing the convention center's large ballroom wall to...

Video: Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer

Mega Slowbro Spins its Stuff in New Trailer

Like a record, baby

Mega Slowbro was leaked accidentally earlier this week by Nintendo's official Korean website, and now the west has acknowledged its existence with a new trailer revealed earlier today. Mega Slowbro's ability changes with the transformation into Shell Armour as well as giving the pink rascal additional defence and special attack...

Feature: Watch The Pokémon World Championships - Live!

Watch The Pokémon World Championships - Live!

Now it gets serious

After National Championships around the world, hundreds of players have descended upon Washington, D.C. with the hope of become a World Champion. The Pokémon World Championships are the pinnacle of competitive battling, and it's being broadcast live for us all to enjoy. Today is the opening day of coverage, which will include...

Gallery: Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 1

Exploring the Pokémon World Championships in Photos - Day 1

Getting a little furry

Today was the first day of the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, bringing the best players of both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon trading card game from around the world to convene on Washington, D.C. in hopes of claiming eternal glory for their Mudkips. While the tournament proper doesn't begin until tomorrow, the Last...

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Bringing the Fight to the Play Nintendo Tour in US

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Bringing the Fight to the Play Nintendo Tour in US

Battles coming to the last three legs

Over the summer months Nintendo of America has been taking its Play Nintendo Tour around the US, a 2DS / 3DS event that's offered various games for attendees to try out while enjoying the luxuries of themed furniture, StreetPass hits and competitions. Up until now the featured games have been those already...

News: Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

Animal Traits and Unique Features Outlined for Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley

We'd be impressed by an Elegant Cow

Ahead of the release of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley later this year, Natsume has promised monthly developer logs that'll introduce a new aspect of the game. Last time we were told about the item system, and the latest entry is focused on the animals that you'll look after and utilise for your farm. Producer...

News: Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on 28th August

Donkey Kong Jr. Math Arriving on the Wii U Virtual Console on 28th August

Layton vs. Ace Attorney is the day after, remember

Last week Nintendo of America changed things up by giving a preview of a couple of choice Virtual Console releases on the way, highlighting Double Dragon II and Life Force as arrivals over the following two weeks. Thanks to that we already know Life Force is due on 21st August, yet the latest

News: Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Footage and Details Emerge of Mega Audino in Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Expanding on details from the previous leak

Earlier this week a premature post on the official Korean website for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire leaked Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino for the upcoming releases. The Pokémon Company has now taken the opportunity at Gamescom to reveal some official details and footage of Mega Audino,...

News: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims to be "Definitive" and Final Version

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call Aims to be "Definitive" and Final Version

Curtain Call is an appropriate name, then

3DS owners with a love of rhythm-music games should certainly be on alert right now, as Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call is just a month away. The greatly expanded release of the original game comes with a huge library of 221 tracks, new characters and a local multiplayer Versus mode, with all of the...

News: A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Exclusive Sonic Figurine

A Pre-order of Sonic Boom Will Bag You an Exclusive Sonic Figurine

3DS or Wii U version, it doesn't matter

Any Sonic fans out there might be interested in this; if you pre-order either Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for the Wii U or Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for the 3DS you can get your mitts on an exclusive figurine of Sonic holding the Ancients' Crystal. The model itself looks fairly nicely done, Sonic has...

News: Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase

Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase

3DS hardware also holds momentum

To the surprise of no one, Yokai Watch 2 has once again dominated the Japanese charts, bringing its sales to 2 million, and this figure doesn't even take into account any digital downloads so the total number is bound to be significantly higher than that. Not only this, but Level-5's original Yokai Watch takes ninth...

News: More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

More Single Player Details Enter The Battle in Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS

Kid Icarus-style difficulty adjustment, branching paths, Multi-Man Smash

We've seen some glimpses of the single player component in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS over recent months, with footage of a character of choice marching across an overworld with multiple paths. In a series of updates to the official website, one that's caught our eye is...

News: Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL Console Bundle Revealed

Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL Console Bundle Revealed

And it's not just a dull logo on it either

Nintendo has announced a new addition to its range of limited edition 3DS XL consoles, and this time it's celebrating Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The special edition red console will come bundled with a digital copy of the game it represents, as well as an undeniably gorgeous design displaying many...

News: The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

Catch 'em all right here this weekend with live streaming and coverage!

After grueling national tournaments across the globe, more than 500 players from over 30 countries will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Pokémon World Championships, competing in both Pokémon X & Y and the...

News: Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Slowbro and Mega Audino Leaked for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

It's the official Korean Pokémon website's fault

As the November release of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire gets ever closer, we can expect more leaks and reveals to keep us busy. It seems that today brings us an example of the former, with the official Korean Pokémon website inadvertently spilling the beans on Mega Slowbro and Mega...