Pokémon HOME details revealed, includes free and premium models
The Pokémon Company has finally unveiled the full details of the Pokémon HOME service, which will allow Trainers to exchange their Pokémon across different games and platforms.
What’s the catch? There’s a free and a premium version of Pokémon HOME meaning you’ll need a subscription if you want the expanded features. Also, if you trade any Pokémon from Let’s Go Pikachu! or Let’s Go Eevee! into Sword and Shield then it’s a one way transfer.
Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter ‘one month free’ for HOME launch
You’ll also need a Premium Plan if you want to migrate your collection from the Pokémon Bank from Nintendo 3DS titles into the new Pokémon HOME platform, and once moved over they cannot be moved back. Pokémon HOME provides varying services depending on what game you’re using to connect with it, and what plan (free or paid) you’re on.
A Premium Plan is $2.99 for 30 days, $4.99 for 90 days and $15.99 for 365 days. HOME also features the GTS, which lets you designate which of your Pokémon you’d like to trade and attempts to match you up. Premium subscribers also get the Judge program which shows you how powerful deposited Pokémon are. Pokémon HOME is launching in February.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Japanese horror game served as the main inspiration for Resident Evil?
- Clock Tower
- Sweet Home
- Twilight Syndrome
- Doctor Hauzer
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales comes to Nintendo Switch through the eShop
CD Projekt RED’s isometric card-battle RPG is coming to Nintendo Switch. Now you can wear the crown in Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, which solves its more violent tendencies through Gwent. Queen Meve has a rather sorry home she returns to, and you can enjoy setting the world to rights through the Nintendo eShop – if it pleases, your grace.
Stadia Pro subscribers ‘demand better’ from Google over lacklustre launch
The state of cloud-streaming platform Stadia from Google is starting to anger more of its Pro subscribers, whom many purchased a Founders Edition. They’re unhappy with the poultry offerings and the lack of announcements, updates and feature improvements. Google acknowledges the complaints as “completely valid,” and promises to ‘take in all feedback’. Some proclaim the project is ‘already dead’ on its subreddit.
We could have been a ‘messiah’ in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Many games end up suffering cut content due to technical problems or time constraints. BioWare’s quite excellent Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic from 2003 — set four thousand years before Episode IV: A New Hope — also had its share of content being snipped. We would have made our way into a deadly Sarlacc pit on Tatooine for one thing.
That’s where they intended to hide Tatooine’s Star Map, and we would have become a messiah to the Sand People by doing so, which would have tipped them into challenging Czerka Corporation’s hold on the starport. There was also a whole planet dropped in Hutt Space called Sleheyron, where we’d likely have fought in a slave gladiatorial arena.
Report claims Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil 8’ will be sticking with first-person
The terrifying stay with the Baker family down in Dulvey, Louisiana certainly got Resident Evil fans’ blood pumping again, and Capcom will apparently be sticking with first-person for the foreseeable future.
While the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Nemesis revive the classic goodness of the zombie horror series, Capcom is banking on first-person taking it to new heights. Other rumours include Ethan from Resident Evil 7 making a return as the main protagonist, with Chris Redfield also showing up again.
Series veteran Chris Redfield appeared briefly in Resident Evil 7
Zombies are said to be shuffling back onto the scene, and there’s even going to be a new enemy type that’s being described as ‘werewolves’. There’s also going to be a new stalker enemy type, with a ‘ghostly female apparition’ chasing us. A source for Eurogamer confirmed it will be first-person.
Capcom has naturally declined to comment on the report. Just as the ‘old school’ third-person Resident Evil is becoming hot stuff again, they seem to want to make a new era for the series by going first-person, and so far the fans approve.
‘Season One’ content for Zombie Army 4 gets a trailer
Rebellion has announced there’s more coming to Zombie Army 4: Dead War as they release a post-launch trailer highlighting the extra goodies due for deployment in good time for PC and console.
A new mini-campaign called Hell Cult will be introduced which offers three all-new missions for one to four players, and there are also plenty of traditional wares like character packs, weapon bundles, skin packs and new outfits. They aren’t being too specific on these yet with more details to come.
All-in-all, Season One for Zombie Army 4: Dead War promises:
- 3 new campaign missions
- 4 character packs, playable in any mode
- 9 weapon bundles with new weapons and charms
- 5 weapon skin packs for customisation
- 4 character outfit bundles, complete with hats
Zombie Army 4: Dead War releases on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 February 4, 2020. If you snag the Super Deluxe Edition then you’ll be getting Season Pass 1 as part of the package.