This Friday March 23th sees the release of PokePark2: Wonders Beyond released for wii. The sequel to last years PokePark Adventure sees Pikachu teaming up with the Unova Starters to investigate a brand new PokePark when other pokemon start to disapear.
We’ve gotten news that on Saturday 24th, if you happen to be in the London Area, the Brent Cross store of Toy’s R Us are doing a treasure hunt competition were 25 lucky people can win a copy of the game. Action starts from 10am and there’s some other goodies as well up for grabs – check in that store for details. Unfortunatly it seems to be the only store doing this event, so if your not in the area, then your out of luck.
If your interested in PokePark2 and want to know more, check out these trailers first. Some of them feature some really cheesy music – which is something I personally like (am I the only one who misses the pokeraps?)
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Ok, first off lets get with the little piece of news out of the way. Remember Pokepark on the Wii? Well it’s getting a sequel. Already released in Japan at the tail end of last year, Europeans can expect to get thier hands on the new game, called Pokepark 2: Wonders beyond from March 23rd. No word on a US date of release. Pokepark 2 plays much like its predecessor, but instead of playing as just Pikachu, this time around you get to play as Snivy, Tepig and Oshawott as well as the Electric Mouse Pokemon.
Ok, now for the bit most of you might really be interested in. Got Black or White? Want a Mewtwo? If the Answer is yes to both these questions then congrats, because from February 12th both American and European games (and most likely Australian copies as well) will be able to download the first Legendary Pokemon via Wi-fi. Want to know what its like, check out this pic
At level 70, Mewtwo is in a Cherish ball with a Premier Ribbon attached (meaning no trading on the GTS). It knows Electro Ball, which it can’t normally learn, along with Aura Sphere, Shadow Ball and its signiture move Psystrike.
No date as been set for the end of this distriution but I doubt it will be up for long – So make sure to get it when you can
EDIT 7 Feb: We now know the end date of this promotion. It is available until Sunday 26th February… so download it quickly
Nintendo of Europe today announced a release date for Pokepark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure on Wii. This has been rumoured to have been translated into English for a while since it was found to have gone to a governing body in Australia for a rating. However it’s the European version which has been set for release so far.
In PokePark Wii, you play as Pikachu exploring a Pokémon theme park, teaming up with other with other Pokémon to be able to ride on the rides. Traveling through areas such as Beach Zone, Iceburg Zone, Lava Zone, Haunted Zone and more, you’ll and your new Pokémon friends will take part in rides/events such as Rhyperior’s Bumber Brun, Salamance’s Air Slash, Venasaur’s Vine Swing, Gyarados’ Aqua Dash and many more.
The game will be in stores across Europe on July 9th. It is still only rumoured for an Australian/New Zealand release of June and no release date of any kind for America
So this week’s Pokémon Sunday has just aired in Japan, and they’ve shown some footage of Black and White. Not much else has been revealed, which was expected, but they have confirmed that the city which has been shown in one of the screenshots will be in full 3D as you explore it, with the player walking around the outside of the city, the city rotates keeping the player in the center. This proves that the 3D aspect of the games will be greatly increased. They also commented on the Battle Screenshot which was shown in CoroCoro, and mentioned about how you could now see the whole of the back of the Pokémon sprite as well as the city shadowed in the background. We’ve got our hand on the video, as stated, it doesn’t really show much, but the walking around the city looks cool, you can see its surrounded by water and is that a pikachu billboard ontop of the Poké Center Skyskraper?
In other news, Acording to some websites, a booklet that comes with the Pre-order ticket for the 13th Movie, Ruler of Illusions Zoroark, reveals that the Pre-order download bonus of the Shiny Legendary Beasts will unlock something in the new Black and White games. This is interesting, not only that they will have a bonus to them, but that Black and White will be compatible to trade with the 4th Gen games. How exactly this will work is obviously unkown, however a Time Travel system was in place in the original Gold/Silver/Crystal allowing them to trade with Red/Blue/Yellow, and of course there’s been the more recent Pal Park system in the 4th Gen games. Of course, an entirly new method may also be made up, its too early to tell.
Lastly, you may rememeber a Wii game called ‘Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Great Adventure’ – if you don’t, don’t worry. It sort of slipped under the radar, even in Japan. However news is coming out of Australia that Nintendo has sent the game to the OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification) to get an Age rating for the game. This is good news that the game is being released outside of Japan, and more so to People in the UK as not only will there be an English Language version, but Australia uses the PAL system like the UK does, which means the games will work on UK Wii Systems, so even if there’s no offical release, we should be able to get and play the game.
Aparently being renamed ‘Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure’ in the west, the game sees you playing as Pikachu in a Giant Pokémon themed Amusmant park. Unfortunatly little Pikachu cant ride on the rides, not without a little help from other Pokémon, so Pikachu’s goal is to find other Pokémon, become friends with them (by playing mini games) and using thier help, ride on all the rides in the park. No release date has been set for the game, but rumours are that Australia will see the game in June – hopefully both the USA and Europe will also see the game around the same time.
That’s all we have for now, hopefully we’ll update this with a video of the Pokémon Sunday footage soon, otherwise we’ll bring you another update when we learn about something. In the meantime, head on over to the forums and join in the Generation 5 discussion, or talk about anything else on the site.
Sorry about the lack of updates to the news blog recently, amongst thinking I posted something earlier but didn’t (see the end of this post for more on that), I’ve been a bit busy. However, do look for a new competition in the general chat section of the forums this Sunday (18th)
Nintendo officially announced a new Pokémon Wii game today. Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Big Adventure see’s the most famous Pokémon roaming around a giant amusement park called the Poképark. Pikachu will want to have a go on some of the rides, but unfortunately, a lot of the rides require Pokémon abilities Pikachu just doesn’t possess. The Marine Slider game needs a Pokémon who’s good at swimming to fully enjoy it, and only a flying Pokémon can partake in the Habataki Sky Race.
So what’s a yellow mouse Pokémon to do? Well make friends of course. By teaming up with other Pokémon that are visiting the park, you’ll be able to play mini games with them to become friends, allowing you team up and take on the rides. Mini games include playing a game of tag, battling your soon to be friend, and taking part in a quiz, answering questions on Pokémon.
Being able to take pictures in game and save them to an SD card (and possibly send them to your Wii friends) and with graphics far better than the likes of Pokémon Ranch or Pokémon Rumble (we’ll try and get some pictures for you soon), this looks to be a good, fun title for the Wii. Poképark Wii: Pikachu’s Big Adventure will be released in Japan on December 5th. No details about an English release yet.
As for the next piece of news, I was sure I updated with this, but it seems like I haven’t. Sorry. Anyway, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky has been given a European release date of November 20th. The third Mystery Dungeon game on DS, recently released in the US, features some additional maps, starters and partners from the previous two instalments, plus some other updated features.
That’s all we have for now. We’ll bring you more when we know it.