It’s Alpha time for the game known as Pokemon NXT. Made by the fan community and aiming for an eventual (who knows when) full release, this game is a labor of love by members of the Pokemon-loving public, the public that has decided to stop waiting for Nintendo to create an online, 3rd-person, multiplayer experience with the Pokemon universe, instead making it themselves. We’re playing the game today not because we want to level our Pokemon up, but because we want the world to know about the game so that development can be encouraged.
Impatient Pokemon fans tired of waiting for Nintendo to create an MMORPG of their favorite gaming title have taken matters into their own hands with Pokemon NXT. This game is still in Alpha mode and is completely fan-made, relying on stealth (good luck on that) to stay out of the watchful eyes of Nintendo officials. At the moment you’ll have to nab this game through sites like Kongregate before it’s shut down by Nintendo for good (though we cross our fingers that it'll stick around for the betterment of all Pokemon players worldwide).
There’s a whole new (old) wave of games coming to Nintendo’s current collection of modern consoles. Both the GameBoy Advance and the Wii U will be getting a set of games throughout April, starting this week with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, and Advance Wars. If you’ve played the last on that list of games, you know why the full collection of GameBoy Advance titles has been long awaited on a Nintendo digital front.
One of the most anticipated games for the Nintendo Wii U since that console launched is Mario Kart 8. The racing game has been a mainstay for Nintendo consoles for years. Mario Kart 8 will be a Wii U exclusive and Nintendo is offering some details on new features that will be seen in the game. Mario Kart 8 is set to launch on May 30.
It should come as no surprise that once the Pokemon Adventure April Fools’ Day joke created by Google Maps creators was "finished", enough interest had been generated to inspire an extension. Thanks to Google’s own non-official version of Professor Oak, every user who’d caught 5 or more Pokemon will be given the chance to continue to hunt.
In one of the most addictive April Fools’ Day jokes we’ve seen in recent memory, Google released the Google Maps Pokemon Challenge this week. In this challenge, users are asked to search through the Google Maps app for iOS or Android to find Pokemon, capturing them with a tap. As each of these Pokemon appeared in the same location for each individual user, a crowd-sourced list was compiled.
A few days ago, we mentioned that the Nintendo Wii U game console would be getting several new games for the virtual console that originated on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance portable console. Eight titles will be coming starting on April 3. All of the games will be available for gamers that want some retro action in North America and Europe.
There’s nothing like a good April Fool’s joke to make you lose hope that something impossible could be possible. Today it’s inside Google’s new Maps Pokemon video, showing here a dual-screen Nexus device - or at least two Nexus 5 smartphones being held up one next to the other for some dual-screen Pokemon action.
Starting this week and lasting until the 2nd of April, 2014, Google is hosting a Pokemon Google Maps challenge. In this challenge, users must locate and collection hundreds of Pokemon with augmented reality through Google Maps on their Android-equipped smartphone. It is, unfortunately, an elaborate April Fools Joke.