Gotta beat ’em all
New details have been revealed for a new mode of play for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 entitled Pokémon World Tournament. Players can look forward to this exciting feature when the games ship on October 7th, playable on all DS and 3DS systems.
The new Pokémon World Tournament includes the following:
Compete Against Classic Gym Leaders: Enter the Pokémon World Tournament, an exciting battle arena where players will be able to take on numerous Gym Leaders and Champions from previous Pokémon video games. Fans of the series will be able to battle trainers like Lance, Champion from the Johto Region, and Volkner, Gym Leader from the Sinnoh Region. Players can also use a variety of battle styles and moves found in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 against these classic opponents.
Battle Format: Players will enter the Pokémon World Tournament and be challenged to defeat all the Pokémon World Tournament opponents in order to win. Featured battles include single battles, double battles, triple battles and rotational battles. Also, using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service, The Pokémon Company International will choose a select number of the top players and their Pokémon teams who are participating at the 2012 Pokémon Video Game World Championships and distribute them for battle in the Pokémon World Tournament. More details about this distribution will be announced later this year.
For more information about Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, visit http://www.pokemon.com/blackwhite2.
Sources: Nintendo PR and YouTube
Tekken it slow
Ever since the long gap between Super Smash Bros. Melee and Brawl, fans have worried that we may not see the two announced sequels for a few years, pushing the 3DS and Wii U games to as late as 2015. With the recent announcement of Namco Bandai’s involvement in the much-anticipated titles’ development, some fans have now started worrying about the potential inclusion of Tekken characters, among other representatives of Namco franchises. While a character like Pac-Man could be a perfect fit for the series, it remains to be seen if the company has more ideas.
Producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed the new Smash Bros. games as being a “big priority for the company,” including the Tekken team and developers from other Namco Bandai franchises, making the titles a “company-wide” effort. Perhaps, with the jolt of energy Smash Bros. is receiving, we could be seeing these new fighters in holiday 2013 or early 2014 (hopes for the former).
Source: Now Gamer
Injustice: Gods Among Us was confirmed for Wii U at the end of May and now NetherRealm Studios’ creative director, Ed Boon, has provided a fifteen-minute look at the fighter. The new gameplay footage showcases Superman, the Flash, Batman, and Solomon Grundy. The title’s changing environments and characters’ signature moves are highlights here.