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Pokemon Colosseum to be Released in December!
Pokemon Colosseum, the next one up following the popular Pokemon Stadium series, will get its US release on December 4th, 2003. Right in time for the Christmas season. For more information and screenshots of Pokemon Colosseum, go to the Pokemon Colosseum section: Pokemon Colosseum
The release date of December 4th is listed at Amazon.com, and you can pre-order the game there already. As usual with release dates, it may change, so be sure to keep up to date with the news here at Pokemon Elite 2000.
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire to be Released in August!
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire, will make its release in the US on August 28th, 2003. The game is for GBA, for more information and screenshots of Pokemon Pinball: Ruby/Sapphire, go to the Pokemon Pinball Ruby/Sapphire section: Pokemon Pinball: R/S
The release date of August 28th is listed at Amazon.com, and you can pre-order the game there already. As usual with release dates, it may change, so be sure to keep up to date with the news here at Pokemon Elite 2000.
A Game Critic's Review of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire!
Generally speaking, when it comes to Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire, game critics speak well of it. With its improved graphics and new features to enhance game play, it’s a sure winner for a game that has been a winner. The numbers speak for themselves, well over 2 million units of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire have been sold in the US.
I was surfing on the net one day, and found a very interesting review about Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire that I like to share. Not only did it review the game, it talked about the game at a personal level. Below is a part of the review:
“Let’s get this out of the way right now. I am a male, I am 21 years of age and I lead a normal, healthy (to some extent) life. I do, however, from time to time, play video games. As you may expect, occasionally, I do stumble across games that may be designed for a younger audience than myself. But, and this is a big but, I would never discriminate against a game because of it’s target audience. A good game is a good game, and it’s as simple as that.”
He also talks about his past, on how Pokemon came about to him, and how he got “hooked” on to Pokemon:
“Way back in 1998 (I think) I travelled to the States and bought myself a Gameboy pocket to replace my massive, yet much loved, Gameboy. Whilst making the purchase, I noticed stacks of a certain game title behind the counter. ‘What’s that?’ I asked. ‘That’s Pokemon’, replied the cashier. I bought a copy of the game and toddled off back to the hotel to have a go. Three hours later, when my eyes began trying to recess into my skull, I stopped playing. I was hooked. Ever since then, I have bought every single version of this game available to me. I’m proud to say…*gasp*… that I ‘like’ Pokemon.”
At the end, he goes on to say:
“As it stands Pokemon Ruby (or Sapphire) makes for a fun game. I would recommend for both kids and adults alike. It may be childish, it may be simple, but who cares when it’s this much fun?”
An excellent, well thought review of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire. I liked how he shared his his past experience with Pokemon. For the entire review, go here: Ferrago: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
More New Organized Play Information!
There is now more information concerning organized play for the Pokemon TCG, now that the TCG is being managed by Nintendo itself. There will be Leagues, Tournaments, Professor Program, and Premiere Events. And with Nintendo running the show, you can expect prizes such as GBA games and GBA SPs (as stated at their website). Nintendo is still welcoming people that can be tournament organizers, so be sure to check the website concerning that. All organized play information can be found here: Pokemon TCG: Organized Play
Pokemon Elite 2000 Celebrates Two Milestones!
Yesterday, the 20th of June, marks the day when the Pokemon Elite 2000 website went over 800,000 hits! And today, the 21st of June, just one day after the website’s 800,000 hits, the Pokemon Elite 2000 Forum now has over 200,000 posts.
Thank you to everyone that enjoys the website/forum, I’m glad that you liked them. I hope everyone will continue coming here, as I make improvements to both the website and forum, to make it even better than before! Thanks again everyone!
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*This news has been corrected, the correct amount of hits is 800,000 hits.
"Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire" In Stores Now!
The day is finally here. Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire hits stores today. Featuring the new Pokemon from Ruby/Sapphire, it will sure to draw a lot of interest from fans.
Booster packs retail for $3.29 per pack. Each pack with nine cards: five commons, two uncommons, one rare, and one holo.
Theme decks retail for $10.99 per deck. There are two different theme decks, a Ruby Theme Deck and a Sapphire Theme Deck. The Ruby Theme deck consists of fire and fighting types. The Sapphire Theme Deck consists of water and grass types. A theme decks contains 60 cards: plus one holo card, card list, game coin, damage counters, and an updated rule book.
The official Pokemon TCG website: www.pokemon-tcg.com
A Sneak Peek of the Upcoming TCG Set!
Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire doesn’t get released until June 18th, but already, you can catch a glimpse of what to expect from this first TCG set to feature the new Pokemon from Ruby/Sapphire.
As mentioned on this site before, the official Pokemon TCG website is here: www.pokemon-tcg.com. It has started to release pictures of the cards that will be in the set, each day, with a new card. So be sure to check it out if you haven’t been already.
One of the major highlights is obviously the new Pokemon found in this set. Another would be the new two-on-two battling, just like in Ruby/Sapphire. The cards are e-Reader compatible, hence the name of "Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire." Mark your calendars for June 18th when this set hit stores!
UPDATE: Eon Ticket and the New TCG Set!
Eon Ticket Promotion at Pokemon Center NY
One of the many promotions held at the Pokemon Center NY, this promotion for the Eon Ticket has to be one of the biggest ones. The Eon Ticket Promotion was held on May 31st and June 1st, and it was a great success. Fans from all over gathered at the Pokemon Center NY to get the Eon Ticket. The ticket allows you to go to the Southern Island to catch Latios in Sapphire, or Latias in Ruby. There were even two fans that traveled all the way from England to catch this special event. Now that’s dedicated!
Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire
There’s more information concerning this upcoming set. First, what we know is that it’s fully compatible with past set of the TCG. It comes in booster packs and theme decks.
Now, for the first time, you are able to battle two on two, just like in Ruby/Sapphire. Booster packs will contain 9 cards now, instead of the original 11. The 9 random cards include 5 commons, 2 uncommons, 1 rare, and 1 reverse holo. Booster packs will still retail for $3.29 per pack. Theme decks will have 60 cards, plus one holo card, card list, game coin, damage counters, and something that should be quite important, an updated rule book. Which would explain how the two on two will exactly work in the TCG, as well as any other changes Nintendo may have made.
Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby and Sapphire will be released on June 18th.
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