Pokémon has proved itself a multimedia juggernaut that’s virtually unstoppable. The franchise has found success in everything that it touches since it debuted in the mid ’90s. Nintendo’s Pokémon video game franchise is a driving force, snaring a generation in its pocket monster-catching grasp.
A while ago, we featured some of the most epic Pokemon artwork ever via the folk at 4chan. Due to popular request, we’re double dipping on the action. So, in that spirit, here’s additional epic Pokémon artwork for your enjoyment and downloading. Gotta catch ‘em all!
Pokémon’s multimedia juggernaut that’s virtually unstoppable that has graced cartoons, movies, trading cards, comics, and a myriad other entertainment types. The franchise has found success in everything that it’s touched since its mid-’90s debut–video games in particular. Nintendo’s Pokémon video game franchise is a driving force that’s snared multiple generations in its pocket monster-catching grasp.
It took a long time for the Nintendo 3DS to gain some steam. When it bowed in early 2011, a steep $250 price tag with little to offer besides upgraded N64 game inspired little confidence in the 3D-capable handheld. After a dramatic price slash, fumbling from the competition and a few standout titles in Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising and Crimson Shroud, Nintendo managed a complete turnaround. Now in early 2013, the 3DS is geared to have the best-looking lineup of any hardware this year. Goes to show, you shouldn’t write off struggling endeavors immediately. Hear that, Vita? There’s hope for you yet!
If you didn’t get a chance to hit up PAX East this past weekend — or if you didn’t see everything you wanted to — never fear! We’ve got you covered with more pictures from the exhibition floor. Here you’ll find nerds, geeks, cosplayers, booths, Scroll down for PAXy goodness, and don’t forget to check out our other PAX East photo set. You’ll be very glad that you did.
Just when you thought you’ve caught them all, Nintendo has announced that Pokemon Black and White will be coming to America in Spring of 2011.
Our friends, over at Aggrogate, were able to attend the Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver launch event today and got some nice pictures. It goes to show that despite powerlines, trees and debri being strewn all around NYC after the big storm we had, Pokemon fans will always persevere. There’s a Pikachu surprise for all of you out there that have been waiting for this game. A review of the game will be coming from us sooner or later, so stay tuned.
With Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver coming out on March 14th, Ninteno has announced today that each game will come packed with a Pokewalker accessory. Using the Pokewalker, players will be able to wirelessly transfer aPokémon over to the Pokewalker and walk them through virtual routes as the player walks around in real life. When walking, Watts are earned. Watts can be used within the Pokéwalker to encounter and catch wild Pokémon or search for hidden items. The items can then be transferred into Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions to unlock new routes. Plus, special versions of a Pokémon species can only be found within routes on the Pokéwalker. If a Pokémon is in your Pokéwalker, it will gain experience points as the player walks. Wireless trading between other Pokewalkers can also be done.
The Pokemon series has evolved tremendously from the days of Red and Blue with a long storyline that will keep you entertained and continually coming back for more. The gaming experience is still the same thing that made the originals and all predecessors work so well and appeal to all ages. With more species, gyms, towns etc, you’ll feel like you bought a whole slew of games instead of just one. The graphics are a bit more polished as well as the sound due to porting to the Nintendo DS(i). If you’re looking for a fun, lasting and unique portable gaming experience then Pokemon Platinum highly deserves your praise.
Imagine you vs the AI Director in Left 4 Dead dueling it out on your Nintendo DSi’s Pokemon style. The other day we blogged about the 8-bit Left 4 Dead game that will be coming out in January. If you’re a fan of either Pokemon or Left 4 Dead (or both the way I am) you’ll love to watch this short flash video.