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Pokemon Announces EX Delta Species Prerelease Tournaments!
POKEMON ANNOUNCES EX DELTA SPECIES PRERELEASE TOURNAMENTS
Players to Participate in Exclusive Card Preview Tournaments
Pokemon USA, Inc., a worldwide leader in the trading card game industry, today announced the upcoming Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) EX Delta Species Prerelease tournaments. EX Delta Species Prerelease tournaments provide players the opportunity to preview and play with unreleased cards from the upcoming EX Delta Species expansion.
The Pokemon TCG Prerelease tournaments are held during the weekends of October 22nd and 23rd and October 29th and 30th. The official release date for the EX Delta Species expansion is October 31. Players are divided into three age categories: 10 and younger, 11 to 14, and 15 and older. An admission fee of $20 per player is charged for entry and includes six booster packs of the Pokemon TCG EX Delta Species, from which each player will build his or her deck. All participants will receive a Pokemon TCG EX Delta Species Prerelease Promo card and an EX Delta Species pin, while supplies last. As a participation prize for completing the tournament, players will also receive four Pokemon TCG EX Delta Species booster packs and two POP Series Two 2-card booster packs. Pokemon Organized Play (POP) provides players the opportunity to succeed at an intellectual sport and build their Pokemon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity.
For more information or to find a tournament near you, please visit
Pokemon Organized Play Updates!
Official Pokemon Organized Play website updates:
All of these articles can be found at
http://op.pokemon-tcg.com/ . Go check it out!
Pokemon XD Launch Celebration!
Pokemon XD Launch Celebration (Click to Enlarge)
To celebrate the launch of Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness, Nintendo of America is hosting the Pokemon XD Launch Celebration this Sunday on October 2nd, from 2PM-6PM, at the Nintendo World Store in New York.
What: Pokemon XD Launch Celebration
When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2PM-6PM
Where: Nintendo World Store, 10 Rockefeller Plaza at 48th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
- Purchase Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness and get a free Official Pokemon XD Player's Guide (while supplies last)
- Play Pokemon XD and experience the extra dimension
- Demo Pokemon TCG: EX Unseen Forces and earn a free booster pack
- Join in on Pokemon trivia, raffles, activities and contests
- Come meet Pikachu and check out the custom Pikachu cars - a great photo op
- Catch an episode from the new season - Pokemon: Advanced Battle - airing Saturdays on Kids' WB!
Can't get to the Nintendo World Store this Sunday?
Whether you can make it to the event this Sunday or not, you can check out the Holiday Adventure Sweepstakes from PokemonCenter.com . The sweepstakes ends on October 31st, 2005. So make sure to get your entries in! You can enter here:
Grand Prize: Trip to NYC
This fun family trip includes:
- Airfare and accommodations for 4 days/3 nights in NYC
- VIP grandstand seats for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®
- $250 gift certificate for the Nintendo World Store at Rockefeller Center
Instant Win Prizes: Emerald Prize Pack
This cool prize pack includes:
- Game Boy® Advance SP
- Pokemon® Emerald Game Boy® Advance game
- Exclusive Pokemon USA Emerald Version Strategy Guide
Bonus Savings: 15% Off
Just for playing, get a coupon for 15% off purchases of $50 or more at PokemonCenter.com from September 16 through November 1, 2005 (excludes tax and shipping)!
http://www.pokemonxd.com/ - Official Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkess Website
Game Boy Micro
Released in the US!
The smallest console in the world, Game Boy
Micro, makes it's debut today in the US for the retail price of $100. The
main highlight of the new handheld is how small it is and the stylish
look. At 4 inches wide, 2 inches long, and 0.7 inches thin, it weighs just
2.8 ounces. The Game Boy Micro is able to play all Game Boy Advance games.
The Game Boy Micro will feature a silver and
black version, each comes with three removable faceplates.
The Europe release for Game Boy Micro is
scheduled for November 4th, 2005.
http://micro.gameboy.com/ - Official Game Boy Micro Website
Delta Species Images!
Next in line for the Pokemon TCG is Pokemon EX Delta
Species, here's the images of the booster box and theme decks:
Pokemon EX Delta Species (Click to
The two theme decks are Breakthrough and
Steeplechase. Pokemon EX Delta Species is scheduled to be released in
Delta Species will be introducing an All-New
Pokemon Species! In EX Delta Species, players share in the discovery of
these rare and unique Dual Energy Pokemon, new Holon Energy, exciting new
Trainers Cards, and a box topper in every booster box! With more than 100
new cards, EX Delta Species puts you in the Delta breakthrough!
The eighth Pokemon season, Pokemon Advanced Battle,
premiered on KidsWB over the weekend on Saturday. The episode was "Clamperl
Coming This Weekend - September 24th
Following "Clamperl of Wisdom" is the second
episode of Pokemon Advanced Battle: "Really, Really Relicanth." The new
episode airs this Saturday on KidsWB at 10AM.
Pokemon Rocks America 2005: San Jose Recap!
Pokemon Rocks America 2005 rocked San Jose over the weekend, with four more locations to go.
Official Pokemon Website Recap:
You can't say we didn't warn you - we told you Pokemon Rocks America 2005 was going to be filled with fun, prizes, and plenty of interaction with Pokemon fans! And we didn't disappoint -the atmosphere here is party, party, party! From the Blaziken's Goal Shot to our awesome stage show, kids of all ages have been having a blast here.
You could be next in the fun if you can get yourself to any of the next four locations that Pokemon Rocks America 2005 will be visiting:
Phoenix, Arizona (October 1, 2005)
-Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center
Dallas, Texas (October 8, 2005)
-Dallas Market Center
Chicago, Illinois (October 15, 2005)
Boston, Massachusetts (October 22, 2005)
-Bayside Expo and Executive Conference Center
Pokemon Torouze Video and Mysterious Dungeon Screenshots!
The official Japanese Pokemon website released a new video
on their site showing off the next Pokemon game, Pokemon Torouze, a
Pokemon puzzle game. You can view the video here:
Pokemon Torouze will be released in Japan on October 20th,
2005, there's no US date yet.
Pokemon Torouze Video Screenshots
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon
Also updated at the official Japanese Pokemon website, some
new images of the Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon games. You can view the page
for Mysterious Dungeon here:
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Blue Rescue Force for Nintendo DS
and Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Red Rescue Force for the GBA will be
released in Japan on November 17th, 2005, there's no US date yet.
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Screenshots
Last Week For PokePark!
The PokePark, the temporary Pokemon theme park in Japan,
enter it's final week of operation. The final three days of the PokePark,
23rd, 24th, and 25th, will feature free events. On the final day, Pokemon
singer Rika Matsumoto will finish off the festivities.
The PokePark at Nagoya, Japan, was opened on March 18th,
2005. It featured over 12 attractions, game arcade, event stage, shops and
http://www.pokepark.jp/en/ - Official PokePark Website (English
The Revolution Controller and Pokemon Demo!
Nintendo has brought us two screens from the Nintendo DS.
The world's smallest console with the Game Boy Micro. So how creative can
Nintendo get? How about a completely redesign of the most recognizable
items today, the game controller.
At the Tokyo Game Show event, Nintendo President Satoru
Iwata revealed a brand new look for the their controller for their next
system, the code-named Revolution. This won't be any game controller
you've ever seen before, instead, it looks and feels just like your a TV
remote controller. As Satoru Iwate explains:
"The feeling is so natural and real, as soon as players use
the controller, their minds will spin with the possibilities of how this
will change gaming as we know it today,” explains Satoru Iwata, Nintendo
president. "This is an extremely exciting innovation – one that will
thrill current players and entice new ones."
You can read the full story on the Revolution Controller
Nintendo Reveals 'Revolution'-ary Controller in Keynote Speech
IGN, a gaming website, was able to test drive the new
controller. Here's some of the main features pointed out:
Main Controller Features
-3D Pointing. Sensors understand up, down, left,
right, forward and backward.
-Tilt Sensitive. Controller can be rotated or
rolled from side-to-side.
-Buttons Included. Has a trigger on its backside,
face buttons, and a D-Pad.
-Multifunctional. Has an expansion port which can
be used with different types of controller peripherals. Analog stick with
two trigger buttons planned for left hand.
-Wireless. Totally wire-free. Currently there are
no details on the max distance, source or power, or otherwise.
-Rumble Built-in. Included as a standard in all
Some demo games were available, although quickly put
together, showed the unique potential for the new controller. A Pokemon
demo game was one of demo games put together, IGN described the demo as a
"Where's Pikachu" game:
Demo #7: Where's Pikachu?
One of the crudest demos, the screen displayed a flat map
with many Pokemon characters crowded together on it. It was a spoof on
Where's Waldo, the famous find-the-needle-in-the-haystack illustrated
book. The controller lent the ability to look left and right by just
pointing the cursor across the map, but also zooming in by moving towards
the screen (or zooming back out by moving away). One can imagine how a
sniper rifle in a first-person shooter might take advantage of those kinds
Note that this is just a demo game to show case the
Revolution Controller, there's no indication that it will actually be
turned into a game.
You can read the full story on the hands on review of the
Revolution Controller here:
TGS 2005: Hands-on the Revolution Controller
Coro Coro Reveals More Screenshots!
The latest issue of the Coro Coro magazine released some new screenshots of the next Pokemon games: Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon and Pokemon Torouze.
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Blue Rescue Force (Nintendo DS)
Pokemon Mysterious Dungeon Red Rescue Force (GBA)
-Japan Release Date: November 17, 2005
-Description: These two games are based on the Mysterious Dungeon games from Japan. The Blue Rescue Force version is for the Nintendo DS and the Red Rescue Force is available for GBA.
Pokemon Torouze (Nintendo DS)
-Japan Release Date: October 20, 2005
-Description: Pokemon Torouze is a Pokemon puzzle game that will use the touch pen feature on the Nintendo DS. The object of the game is to line up four of the same Pokemon. Also included in the game is an adventure mode, which features the main character Lucy Lightfoot.
Coro Coro Magazine (Click to Enlarge)
Impressive Japan Debut for Game Boy Micro!
The Game Boy Micro made an impressive debut in Japan. The updated Game Boy
Advance, Game Boy Micro, sold more in it's debut than expected. The stylish
and compact size (they don't call it "Micro" for nothing) of the Game Boy
Micro has attracted many fans to the new updated hardware. It went on sale
for 12,000 yen.
The US release of the Game Boy Micro will come a week later on September
19th. It will retail for $99.99.
Game Boy Micro measures
just 4 inches wide, 2 inches long and 0.7 inches thin. It weighs 2.8 ounces,
about the weight of 80 paper clips. Yet it boasts the same power as previous
Game Boy Advance models, complete with the ability to play all Game Boy
Advance games, a library of more than 700 titles. Game Boy Micro features a
2-inch, crystal-clear screen, and Start/Select buttons that glow with the
cool neon-like blue found on many cell phones. The silver Game Boy Micro
includes an "Ammonite" faceplate with a dark blue swirling pattern. It also
will come with a "Ladybug" faceplate that features a ladybug on a large pink
gerbera daisy, and a sleek black faceplate. The faceplates serve a secondary
function beyond simple style. They form a durable, protective facade over
the luminous screen of the Game Boy Micro.
- Official Game Boy Micro Website
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