Selfies are out, Pokémon snaps are in
There is a new Pokémon Presents stream available on YouTube, and here are the highlights!
- Free iOS and Android app aimed at very young kids
- Uses minigames to encourages kids to brush their teeth
Pokémon Café Mix
- Run a café for Pokémon
- Fulfill orders by solving puzzles
- Befriend Pokémon and they will help out
- Pokémon serving as staff use special skills
- Coming to mobile and Switch
New Pokémon Snap
- Remake of the original Pokémon Snap for Nintendo 64
- Explore islands and take pictures of Pokémon
- Exclusively for Switch
- All Pokémon tournaments in 2020 will be digital
- Mega Evolutions are coming to Pokémon Go
Pokémon Sword & Shield
- Isle of Armor expansion out today
- Challenge Zeraora
- Event starts today and lasts until June 28th
- Special Max Raid Battle with Gigantamax Zeraora
- Everyone gets Shiny Zeraora if one million Trainers can beat the challenge
New team, new game: Game Freak is looking for developers for a new team of over 20, who will work on “a new entry in the Pokémon core series”.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which Rockstar game got an AO rating and needed its violence toned down?
- Max Payne 3
- Manhunt 2
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Table Tennis
Free Radical’s Battlefront 3 almost made it out as Galaxy in Turmoil
Star Wars: Battlefront 3 – which was supposed to feature seamless transitions from ground to space combat – was cancelled and that probably killed Free Radical, but the project itself lived on for a while.
Frontwire Studios took over development, and the plan was to fix up the game, rebrand it to Galaxy in Turmoil and release it as a free-to-play title on Steam.
Unfortunately, the lawyers were not pleased. Lucasfilm had granted EA an exclusive license to develop Star Wars multiplayer games, and while Lucasfilm had assured Frontwire Studios that they would be able to release, those plans got iced in 2016.
Mortal and Injustice
Mortal Kombat and Injustice games coming to next-gen consoles
It’s not easy to keep projects secret when you need to hire for them, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just revealed that they are working on new Mortal Kombat and Injustice games.
The new games appear to target PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X judging by details from a Principal Software Engineer job listing. Looks like AT&T’s intent to sell Warner Bros. Interactive is not affecting their current projects.
Next generation: The listings specify that they are looking for someone with a “next generation console graphics vision for the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises,” and that the new hires “…will work closely with the Lead Engineer and the rest of your peers to develop state-of-the-art graphics technology for the PS5 and XBOX Series X.”
Old or New? It’s not clear whether the games mentioned in the job listings are actually new entries in the series, or if Warner Bros. Interactive is just looking to re-release Mortal Kombat 11 and Injustice 2 for next-gen consoles.