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Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop)

Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop)

Diamonds and Pearls

One of many spin-offs to come out of Nintendo's Pokémon phenomenon, the Rumble series takes toy versions of Game Freak's famous monsters and throws them into simple, action-packed beat-'em-ups. The 3DS has already played host to Pokémon Rumble Blast, but following in the free-to-play footsteps of the recently released Pokémon...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X & Y Receive Global Updates

You'll be kept offline until you join in

For those of you still regularly battling online in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, or still firing up Pokemon X and Y for some matches, you'll have an update to complete before you get get on with the serious business of trading and fighting pocket monsters. Both games have patches of around 250-270...

Weirdness: The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

The Worst Ever Charmander Tattoo Has Gone Viral

Not hot

The internet's a peculiar but often funny place, in which the daftest of things can go viral and amuse millions. A current craze seems to be having a laugh at a 27-year-old who tried to tattoo Charmander onto himself, while drunk. You can see the results below - apologies for the gratuitous pasty complexion and hairy belly button. It's...

News: Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Heading to Cartoon Network Later This Year

Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages Heading to Cartoon Network Later This Year

Jumping through hoops for fans

While the main-series Pokémon games are easily the biggest draw of the IP, the anime and movies have plenty of loyal fans. Localisation enthusiasts should be pleased, then, to hear that this year's major movie release (due this Summer in Japan) will be arriving on Cartoon Network later in 2015. No region is specified,...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

Pokémon Rumble World Available Now, as Nintendo Releases a New Launch Trailer

A day earlier than most downloads

Pokémon Rumble World, Nintendo's latest dalliance with free-to-play on the 3DS, arrives today - 8th April. Just recently announced, it takes the button mashing brawling series into microtransaction territory and is set to include all Pokémon that we've seen to date, including many Mega Evolutions. It's already...

News: Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

Pokémon White Makes Surprise Appearance in UK Charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Struggles

New Nintendo 3DS title makes little impact

The Easter / Bank Holiday weekend has now passed in the UK, and with it retailers were eagerly running promotions and discounts to tempt shoppers to spend some cash to welcome in Spring. Game retail was no different, and as a result the most recent UK chart results have brought some interesting positions...

News: 2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series Announced For Australia & New Zealand

Championship Points and Premier Challenge tournaments are a game changer

Pokémon fans located in Australia and New Zealand will once again have the opportunity to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Championship Series this year with Nintendo Australia announcing the official 2015 season featuring the latest entries in the series, Pokémon Omega...

News: Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Pokémon Rumble World Arrives On The 3DS eShop Next Week

Free-To-Start, with paid transactions

Last month there was solid evidence of a new Pokémon Rumble game arriving in the near future. First a domain name was filed, and then came the Australian Classification Board rating. Following these developments, the latest Nintendo Direct has now officially revealed the next entry in the series as Pokémon...

News: Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Tickets Go On Sale Soon for the Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert Tour

Buy them a day early using a special code

Major franchises that are beloved by Nintendo fans have some of gaming's most iconic soundtracks, and the enduring popularity of the Symphony of the Goddesses tours for The Legend of Zelda demonstrate that live events can be a huge success. It's no surprise, then, that Pokémon will enjoy similar treatment...

Gallery: Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Suit is Both Cute and Slightly Sad

Pikachu's Career-Focused Business Suit is Both Cute and Slightly Sad

When being adorable isn't enough to pay the bills

Until a certain age there's a certain freedom in our choices - the world is there for the taking and anything is possible. Eventually - for most people, if not all - a level of grown-up reality kicks in; bills must be paid, pensions must be considered and following dreams is replaced by chasing...

News: Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Nintendo Unleashes Three More Pokémon 3DS HOME Themes in Japan

Another World themes, too

3DS HOME Themes keep arriving on Nintendo's portable, with the Japanese market being inundated with the most regular new arrivals. As a way of spicing up our systems and getting us ready for some gaming, these Themes have been a welcome arrival on the portable. Nintendo's certainly keen to show off its biggest brands, too,...

News: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon Ticket Distribution Code is Now Live

Only works until Monday

As we informed you a few days ago, Nintendo has been planning to perform a wireless distribution of a free code that will gift players of Pokémon Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire with an Eon Ticket; it's an item that will enable trainers to visit the Southern Island and catch either Latios or Latias, depending on which version...

News: Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Now Available To Pokémon Bank Subscribers

Offer ends on 30th November

Earlier this month The Pokémon Company revealed subscribers to Pokémon Bank would be able to claim the final evolutions of the Johto region starter Pokémon between the 27th February and 30th November 2015. The launch day for this promotion has now arrived, with users of the service able to claim a Level 50 Meganium,...