Encountering pokemon in the wild has gotten a major change from all the titles in the past. Now, wild pokemon will be visibly milling about as you travel through tall grass, forested areas, and caves. This gives players the option of avoiding battles entirely. This also helps out when looking for a particular pokemon, saving all the time and energy usually wasted on random chance encounters.
After a year of proven success under the Nintendo Switch’s belt, the current-gen console has already set itself far apart from its predecessor. For me, I felt that Nintendo’s presentation was solid, focusing as much as possible on the games, which at the end of the day is really all that gamer’s want. Without a doubt, Nintendo has been having one of the best years it has had for a while. With such momentum built up behind them, I think Nintendo has hit this year’s E3-timed Direct out of the park.
One of the most impressive aspects of this game is the character roster. Every character from Super Smash history is seeing a return, including fan favorites Snake, Falco, and Ice Climbers. Characters like Dark Pit who were a reskin of other playable characters have been now reclassified as “Echo Fighters,” designated with a small symbol next to their names that resembles the letter “E.” One new Echo Fighter will be Princess Daisy, a counterpart to Princess Peach. The returning Pokemon Trainer will now be available in both male and female forms.
Free Comic Book Day 2018 Gold Sponsor Comics I continue reviewing this year’s Free Comic Book Day titles! Today, I showcase the Gold Sponsor comics… these are the twelve titles which all stores get. Many publishers will offer both Gold and Silver comics, using the Gold title to promote an event or launch a new […]
DC Entertainment, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Archie Comics, BOOM! Studios, :01 Second Books, Joe Books, Oni Press, Titan Comics, and VIZ Media make up the 2018 Free Comic Book Day Gold sponsors, and their 12 titles have just been announced. Marvels and DC’s contentsremain shrouded, as is tradition. A single […]
Maré Odomo’s Letters to an Absent Father sounds like an emotionally wrenching autobiographical comic. And it is emotionally wrenching…but it’s about…well…it’s about someone named Ash and his many many companions. Odomo is a Seattle based cartoonist whose Late Bloomer is available from Retrofit. She’s very talented, as this reimagining mash-up proves. Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is […]
Pokémon GO may have cooled off a bit, but the Pokémon franchise isn’t going anywhere, and Viz is debuting several more manga titles based on this perennial this fall: Scheduled for September release, POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY & ALPHA SAPPHIRE is the new series by the famed POKÉMON ADVENTURES creators, Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto, and is inspired […]
With cons and fan events growing in popularity, and shooting an almost everyday occurrence here in the US, one wonders if there will ever be an “incident” at a con. Well here’s one that MAY have been thwarted. It seems two invited participants in the Pokémon World Championships were arrested after making some online threats and showing up armed to the teeth:
I know we’ve been slacking a bit with 31 Days due to the horrors of New York Comic-Con, but it’s full sped ahead to the pumpkins now. And here is the best thing you will hear today, tomorrow or possibly in a lifetime: Japanese Horror master Junji Ito Is doing a Pokemon collaboration.
Yeah that’s right. The creator of Uzumaki, Museum of Terror, the Long Hair in the Attic and much more, is doing POKEMON.
The news was announced in Japan as a “Collaboration,” you know, like Tokidoki doing Marvel, except terrifying and unspeakable. It’s called “Kowapoke,” which means “Scarypoke” and a single phone wallpaper image has been released thus far. That’s Banette, cute little Banette, admittedly not the nicest Pokemon, now all Kowapoke’d up. T-shirts are being given away in Japan now because life is unknowable and terrifying.