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Nintendo freezes Pokemon Bank US launch as eShop woes continue

Nintendo freezes Pokemon Bank US launch as eShop woes continue

Nintendo has cancelled its Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter launch plans in North America amid ongoing service outages, that have left the eShop inaccessible to Wii U and 3DS gamers since Christmas Day. The decision, Nintendo says, will mean that today's expected launch of the 3DS Pokemon service will no longer go ahead, having been postponed to an unspecified point in the future as it attempts to wrangle its recalcitrant servers.

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Nintendo eShop offline and Pokemon Bank frozen as servers struggle

Nintendo eShop offline and Pokemon Bank frozen as servers struggle

Nintendo may not have made the same headlines as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 over the holidays, but a surge of users has seen the eShop suffer downtime for 3DS and Wii U owners since Christmas. The company has blamed an inrush of Nintendo Network ID registrations leaving owners of both its handheld and living room systems unable to access the eShop download store, and even forcing Nintendo to take its Pokemon Bank service offline in Japan.

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Pokemon Bank detailed with storage capacity of 3,000

Pokemon Bank detailed with storage capacity of 3,000

Supposing it's been a while since you've played Pokemon, you might not know that the current number of unique pocket monsters is well over 600. That still doesn't add up to the massive number of creatures users will be able to hold at once when the system known as Pokemon Bank launches on December 27th. This new "downloadable software service" for both Pokemon X and Pokemon Y will offer up a whopping 3,000 Pokemon spaces for storage, each of them housed in private boxes online for swapping and management.

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Pokemon X and Pokemon Y arrive on Nintendo 3DS October 12

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y arrive on Nintendo 3DS October 12

Way back in early January, Nintendo teased 3DS owners with some teaser content for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, promising that it would arrive for the console later this autumn. Such a time has come around, with the Japanese company updating their announcement with a solid date -- this coming Saturday, October 12. The installments will also be arriving for the Nintendo 2DS, which launches on the same date.

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New Mewtwo revealed for Pokemon X and Y

New Mewtwo revealed for Pokemon X and Y

Pokemon X and Y promise a lot of new changes coming to the Pokemon handheld series, but one of these new changes will bring a wave of nostalgia from the classic days of Pokemon. Nintendo and Game Freak have released a trailer and teasers for a new version of Mewtwo, name still pending (though some are dubbing it Newtwo and Mewthree). In the trailer, you see the new Mewtwo unleashing a barrage of various elemental skills onto its enemies.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu edition unveiled

Nintendo 3DS XL Pikachu edition unveiled

Nintendo has announced that on March 24 it will be releasing a limited edition yellow Nintendo 3DS XL that features a cute outline of Pikachu on the back. The handset is being released the same day as the upcoming Pokemon video game for the 3DS, and Nintendo is offering a game for free to those who purchase both the special edition handset and the Pokemon game.

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Nintendo unleashes new Pokemon X and Y screens, art

Nintendo unleashes new Pokemon X and Y screens, art

It's safe to say that the announcement of Pokemon X and Y has Pokefans the world over excited. Not only are these the first Pokemon games made for the 3DS, but they also seem to be taking the series in an entirely new direction, ditching the sprites for cel-shaded visuals instead. Today, we're getting another glance into the world of Pokemon X and Y thanks to new screenshots and artwork from Nintendo.

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