Pokemon Sword & Shield Leaks
Sword & Shield leakers exposed
A number of new and unannounced Pokémon leaked ahead of the Pokémon Sword & Shield launch in November 2019. Nintendo and The Pokemon Company quickly identified the leaker and meted out punishment.
What Nintendo Said: In a joint statement, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company name the Portugese gaming website FNintendo as the leaker. Since FNintendo broke NDA, Nintendo has will no longer be working with the website.
- FNintendo had an eleven-year relationship to Nintendo Portugal
- Nintendo will no longer give FNintendo early access to products and have revoked invitations to future events
- The reviewer who leaked the information about Pokemon has been fired from FNintendo
Defence for the Accused: FNintendo followed up with their own statement (https://fnintendo.net/article/13496-comunicado-do-fnintendo) where they accept responsibility for the leak. The website has cut all ties with the reviewer who leaked the information.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which of these writers had a part in writing Spec Ops: The Line?
- Chris Avellone
- Ron Gilbert
- Rhianna Pratchett
- Walt Williams
What’s in a name?
Anthem had a tumultuous development, but one thing that worked out was the code name convention used for the game. Development started immediately after Mass Effect 3 was finished in 2012, and the initial code name was Dylan, in reference to musician Bob Dylan.
The name signified BioWare’s hope that the game would be remembered for a long time. In 2017, after BioWare had spent years struggling to get the game working properly in the Frostbite engine, the code name was changed to Beyond.
Following the dismal launch and a difficult first year, BioWare is reworking Anthem’s core gameplay, presumably under a new code name. Something like Redemption would be fitting.
The Division 2 Updates
Ubisoft reveal brand new The Division 2 expansion – Warlords of New York
Looks like a lot of details about Ubisoft’s latest The Division 2 expansion has leaked ahead of its announcement.
The expansion is named Warlords of New York and brings the Division agents back to New York where the virus outbreak first started.
What We Know Right Now: Aaron Keener, the villain from the first game, returns in Warlords of New York and has taken control over Lower Manhattan along with his four highly skilled lieutenants. Keener is a former Division agent gone rogue and the most formidable force the agents have ever faced.
- Warlords of New York will be officially revealed today at 20:00 CET
- The expansion could release as soon as March 3rd
- Level cap will be increased to 40
- Introduces an extended endgame, including thematic three-month seasons
New York Freeze: There’s still a lot we don’t know about the expansion, and one of the community’s big questions is whether or not the new version of New York City will be a winter landscape like in the original game.
The leak mentions three-month seasons, so maybe New York City will have a different look for every one of them.