Rotom is a bizarre little critter. The game introduces it as a Legendary, complete with dangerous-sounding theme music and a reasonably low catch rate, and yet the final product is somewhat unimpressive. Rotom’s original stat distribution focuses strongly on Speed and Special Attack, leaving the other stats to rot; However, with the introduction of the Secret Key, and thus five new Formes for Rotom, the sparky little ghost not only has much improved defenses but actually gains a little bit on the offensive side, too. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Pokemon Platinum, Part III’ »
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It’s as predictable as the incoming tide; whenever there is a Pokemon game in the main series with two versions, there will inevitably be a third version. A remix of sorts which takes elements of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl and combines them to create a more completely fleshed-out game, Pokemon Platinum feels less radical than Pokemon Emerald and Yellow before it, but a lot of that is due to the restrictions the game itself places on its most outlandish and unusual features. On the whole, Pokemon Platinum is a solid title, and does a number of things which are unexpected for a Pokemon game, but it hardly qualifies as an essential purchase for anyone beyond the dedicated Pokemon fan. Continue reading ‘Pokemon Platinum – Staff Review’ »
Pokemon Platinum has a number of new Pokemon – Formes, new shapes for old critters that only appear under certain circumstances. Perhaps the Pokemon who changed the most with the introduction of Platinum, Shaymin’s new Forme offers it new moves, new strategies, and one of the most unusual side effects Pokemon has ever seen. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Pokemon Platinum, Part II’ »
If you live in or near New York City and play Pokémon, Nintendo would like to formally invite you to the Pokémon Platinum launch party. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza. Not only will there be fun and games, those at the event will also be able to purchase the game a full day before hits shelves everywhere else in North America. Hit the jump for more details including how you can be one of the lucky few to get an autographed copy of the game or an extremely limited edition Pokémon Platinum Giratina DS. Continue reading ‘Nintendo Holding Pokemon Platinum Launch Party in NYC’ »
Take it slow, boys and girls, we got enough here for everybody and their families. In this update: 7th Dragon, Blood of Bahamut, Destiny Links, Knights in the Nightmare, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Pokemon Platinum, and A Witch’s Tale. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Packaging, Boxart 03/04/09’ »
Nintendo announced its North American Q1 lineup today and a couple of titles may be of interest to RPG fans. Pokémon Platinum for the Nintendo DS has been officially dated for March 22. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, also for the Nintendo DS, was confirmed for February 16.
The press release also listed third party games. For the Nintendo Wii, players can expect Little King’s Story on February 17 and Rune Factory: Frontier in March. The DS can look forward to Legacy of Ys: Books I & II on February 10, and Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and Suikoden Tierkreis in the first quarter.
Day’s not over just yet. Some more screenshots and artwork for you – Brandish: The Dark Revenant, Demon’s Souls, Dragon Quest IX, Pokemon Platinum, and Devil Survivor.
With the next entry in the venerable Pokemon series looming on the horizon, we thought it’d be a good idea to talk a bit about the changes that are coming to the game. Pokemon Platinum will introduce a number of new features, from revamped sprites, to new Move Tutors, to even a few new Pokemon. This multi-part series on the new additions of Pokemon Platinum will focus largely on advice for the player vs player aspect of the game, but we’ll also talk some about the various new features of the game. The best way to do that, I think, is to talk about individual Pokemon, and the best place to start would be with Pokemon Platinum‘s mascot – Giratina. Continue reading ‘Strategy Session – Pokemon Platinum, Part I’ »
Pokémon Platinum took Japan by storm this week. In its first week it’s managed to sell a whopping 963,000 copies, beating out the number two game (Quiz Magic Academy DS) by nearly 850,000 copies. Not too shabby.
Infinite Undiscovery for the Xbox 360, the only other RPG in the top ten this week, managed a respectable 90,000 copies and a solid number three spot.
The latest issue of Famitsu features scans announcing the advent of Pokémon Platinum. The game is a tie-in to Diamond and Pearl, which were released last year, and promises to be full of bonus content. The game is due out later this year in Japan. In the meantime, fans can check out the official site, all in Japanese, of course.