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News: Pikachu 3DS XL Coming to Europe "Later This Year"

Pikachu 3DS XL Coming to Europe "Later This Year"

White 3DS XL also on the way

Do you remember when a Pikachu 3DS XL was released in Japan earlier this year, prompting long lines and pandemonium as it arrived? We may see similar scenes in Europe, to a lesser extent, as Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata has confirmed that the cutest 3DS XL around is coming to the region later this year...

News: Pokémon Almost Brought a "Seizure Gun" to the World

Pokémon Almost Brought a "Seizure Gun" to the World

From the U.S. military, of course

At times we mock video games, particularly those based around war, for their ludicrous ideas and unrealistic scenarios. There's nothing as strange as real life, however, as a report on wired.com has uncovered a U.S. military project from 1998, which was to develop an electromagnetic weapon that would induce seizures...

News: Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Forza Motorsport Was Originally Inspired By Pokémon

Gotta drive 'em all

Nintendo is clearly an influential company in the realm of video gaming, but we're just beginning to see exactly how far-reaching its inflience has been. Last week, we reported that Sony's WipEout was inspired by Super Mario Kart, and today we've learned that Xbox 360 favourite Forza Motorsport can count Pokémon as its muse...

News: Ever Wonder Why Pokémon Black And White 2 Isn't On The 3DS?

Ever Wonder Why Pokémon Black And White 2 Isn't On The 3DS?

It's all about the numbers, baby

When you're trying to sell as many units as possible of your latest console, you might assume that its simply best practice to ensure that all your strongest games are released for that system. Common sense, right? Not quite. Take Pokémon Black And White 2, for example. It's coming out on the Nintendo DS and not...

News: Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pikachu 3DS XL Pre-Orders Prompt Long Lines in Japan

Pika-queue

A little over a week ago we told you about the yellow Pikachu 3DS XL/LL coming to Japan, with the only way to buy one being to pre-order from Pokémon Center stores. As reported by Andriasang, those pre-orders have now opened and attracted plenty of interest. Japanese website Inside Games visited the Tokyo Pokemon Center at 10am for the...

News: Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Pick Up Keldeo For Free in Pokémon Giveaway

Off to the shops with you

Pokémon Black and White 2 is getting ever closer, and we can expect the hype machine to continue kicking into gear. One tactic seems to be to remind you that you should really still be playing the original Pokémon Black and White, and one way to get you back into the action is to run a legendary 'mon giveaway. Between...

Hands On: Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure

Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure

Gotta type 'em all

On Saturday, Nintendo Life was lucky enough to get a sneaky preview of Nintendo and Genius Sonority's most bizarre upcoming release, Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure. The version we demoed was the Japanese version, Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS, complete with the Japanese Bluetooth keyboard add-on. The aim of Pokémon...

News: Yellow Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Japan

Yellow Pikachu Nintendo 3DS XL Coming to Japan

Gotta catch 'em all

Lucky Japanese gamers will soon be able to grab themselves a Pikachu themed Nintendo 3DS XL, which we think looks rather snazzy. The "Pokémon Center Original Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu Yellow" will be released on 15th September, but only to customers who have preordered from one of the Pokémon Center stores in Sapporo, Tohoku,...

News: Pokémon World Championships Results Are In

Pokémon World Championships Results Are In

All hail Trainer Rizzo

After worldwide heats and the occasional unpleasant controversy, the Pokémon World Championships finals have taken place in Hawaii, with a new group of champions securing a prestigious trophy and scholarship prizes. With over 30 countries represented, it was undoubtedly a hard-fought contest, with six division champions...

News: Catch a Special Porygon in Pokémon Black and White

Catch a Special Porygon in Pokémon Black and White

You know you want to

Recently we told you all about the updates and improvements to Pokémon Global Link, such as a new Global Trade Station or the Icy Cave area, for just two examples. Now, courtesy of our friends at Eurogamer.net, you can get yourself a special version of one of the original 'mon. The special creature that you can claim is...

News: Pokémon Orchestra is Suitably Epic

Pokémon Orchestra is Suitably Epic

Gotta compose 'em all

The Pokémon franchise has always been home to some quality music, but one fan has taken it to another level. Over the last couple of years Braxton "Skotein" Burks has been putting together orchestral versions of some of the series' best loved tunes to super effect. Burks is currently working with Joypad Records to release a...

News: What's Cuter Than Pikachu? A Crochet Pikachu, Of Course

What's Cuter Than Pikachu? A Crochet Pikachu, Of Course

But you knew that

Everything's cuter when it's knitted: take this Sonic Sackboy, for instance. Could it make Pokémon mascot Pikachu any cuter, though? Yes, as it turns out, it could. Serial knitster MaDonna — she of Game Boy gloves infamy — spun a yarn Pikachu from her own pattern. We don't know much about knitting, but we're willing to bet...

News: Pokémon Black and White 2 Hits the West in October

Pokémon Black and White 2 Hits the West in October

7th for North America, 12th for Europe

DS owners will be able to return to Unova in October when Pokémon Black and White 2 launches in the West. The sequel lands in North America on 7th October and follows in Europe just five days later on 12th October. As well as new Formes of legendary Pokémon, there are several new features in this sequel. At...

News: Pokémon Conquest Reaches Europe on 27th July

Pokémon Conquest Reaches Europe on 27th July

To arms!

Monster mash Pokémon Conquest is already available in Japan, North America and Australia, but European fans can get in on the tactical action in a month when the game hits on 27th July. The combination of Pokémon and Nobunaga's Ambition favours a more strategic flavour of battle, teaming up monsters with Japanese warlords to unite the...