The Pokémon Company International streamed the latest Pokémon Presents to fans around the world, revealing exciting announcements and new experiences across the franchise. Further details were also shared about the highly anticipated downloadable content for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, which were released in November 2022 as the newest video games in the core Pokémon series.
During a Nintendo Direct on June 21,2023, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced that Detective Pikachu Returns is scheduled to release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 6, 2023. More details were also shared for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the upcoming downloadable content for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games.
Arcade1Up has once again leveled up game night with the release of the Infinity Game Board. Building off the success of the Infinity Game Table, an innovative digital table that connects family and friends through a vast library of popular games, Arcade1Up has gone one step further with the Infinity Game Board, creating a portable and easily accessible board game experience that everyone in the family can enjoy. The Infinity Game Board is available now for $499.99 at Best Buy retail stores and BestBuy.com.
Brand Central and the Rube Goldberg Institute collaborated with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine team to launch a new contest to bring the joy of building Rube Goldberg machines to students, hobbyists, game developers and creators of real-time 3D content. The contest invites users to use Epic’s Unreal Engine, to create a functioning Rube Goldberg machine as an interactive 3D experience. The contest is a perfect way for the youth to demonstrate creativity and engineering skills using Unreal Engine, the real-time 3D creation tool used by developers to build high- quality games and interactive content across virtually any platform, including PC, mobile, console, VR, and AR. Through the release of the new Unreal Learning Kit: Rube Goldberg Machines, anyone can access free lessons to learn how to build virtual contraptions in Unreal Engine. The learning kit provides an easy entry point to using Unreal Engine in a fun and engaging way, and the step-by-step activities make it easy for educators to bring Unreal Engine into their classroom. The competition will provide an opportunity for students or hobbyists to demonstrate their creativity based on the tech skills they acquire along the way.
With MAR10 Day hitting soon on March 10, Nintendo is celebrating another exciting year for their mustachioed hero with not only a day but a month’s worth of activities. Let’s-a go! Yesterday, Nintendo officially kicked off the MAR10 Day celebrations with a party at Nintendo NY starring Mario, Luigi and YouTube superstar Ryan Kaji from Ryan’s World. The celebration continues with a Mushroom Kingdom’s worth of exciting announcements, including a reveal of the new Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle arriving in stores starting on March 10, additional details about Wave 4 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC (including full track list and the March 9 launch!), a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood, an upcoming Nintendo Switch game sale perfect for Mario fans of all ages and so much more.
Survios, the industry-leading virtual reality studio, and MGM Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), are excited to confirm the return of Creed: Rise to Glory with Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition. In connection with the nationwide theatrical release of Creed III debuting March 3rd, 2023, Championship Edition will feature new characters, costumes and locations based on the film.
Going to the dentist is a big “first” for preschoolers, and Daniel Tiger is once again is here to help prepare kids for these milestone moments with “Daniel Tiger: At the Dentist.” It’s a fun, replay-able game that, alongside Daniel Tiger and Dr. Plat, prepares children for a positive experience when going to the dentist. Through relaxing, interactive gameplay with Daniel and Mr. Dino, kids will familiarize themselves with a dentist visit by experiencing the sights and sounds of various instruments and processes utilized by the dentist! Additionally, the game will encourage little ones to brush their teeth for two minutes, as recommended by the AAPD.
The Pokémon Company International has released the latest expansion in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Crown Zenith, available worldwide starting now at participating retailers including Pokémon Center, the premier online destination for official Pokémon merchandise in the US, Canada and the UK. The Crown Zenith expansion features new art styles and unique illustrations with a focus on alternate art cards, including the first-ever special art Pokémon VSTAR.
Roy & Charcle LLC and PhatMojo have announced their partnership for the massive hit video game experience, Rainbow Friends. Under the worldwide agreement, PhatMojo will launch the Rainbow Friends master toy range this spring. Additionally, they will support the franchise via consumer products licensing and retail development. Rainbow Friends is a multi-player, mystery-style video game by Fragment Games, which premiered its first chapter on June 30, 2022. The game takes players on a bus trip to Odd World. Things go awry when the bus takes a wrong turn, and players are left to encounter mysterious monsters, including the iconic character, Blue. Other endearing Rainbow Friends monsters reveal themselves to players as they make their way through spooky settings. The widely appealing characters have captivated fans and generated pop cultural love. To feed this frenzy, two all-new chapters will release this year.