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Australia: Nintendo DS Connection Tour '07!

-05/31/07-

 

Australia will be celebrating the release of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl with the Nintendo DS Connection Tour '07. The event will begin on June 30 and will travel across Australia at 8 different locations through July 21.

 

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl will be released in Australia on June 21, 2007.

 

From www.nintendo.com.au:

 

Members

As a nintendo.com.au member, if you sign up to receive SMS messages from Nintendo you will receive an SMS invitation and an exclusive Pokémon Diamond & Pearl gift at the Tour.

 

Pokémon Battle Challenge

Are you ready for the new Challenges in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl? Test your skills against other Trainers in our video game challenges! The Pokémon Battle Challenge will see Trainers battle it out 1-on-1 using their own Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl game. Register early on tour days as places are limited.

 

Pokémon Battle Challenge Rules

In order to qualify for the Pokémon Battle Challenge you must bring your copy of either Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl. Your game must fulfill the following criteria:

- Game must be saved at a PokéCentre of any Town

- Must have at least 3 Pokémon in your team

- Pokémon within saved team cannot be greater than Level 50

- No more than one of the same Pokémon is allowed on a team

- No profanities allowed as names, if any offensive words are found on your game you may be disqualified

 

The battle will take place in Single Battle, Standard Cup. Standard Cup rules apply. No Special Pokémon allowed. Special Pokémon include: Celebi, Deoxys, Diagla, Groudon, Jirachi, Kyogre, Ho-Oh, Lugia, Manaphy, Mewtwo, Mew, Palkia and Rayquaza. Each battle will go for a maximum of 10 minutes. If your game does not adhere to the above criteria, you unfortunately may forfeit your place in the Battle.

 

More Fun

Each event will become a Pokémon fan's paradise with interactive game play stations showing off the brand new games, as well as other brand new Nintendo DS games. Plus there will be a Pokémon Trading Card Game play area, and a special Touch Generations area - for everyone to enjoy. Brush up on your Pokémon knowledge, as Pokémon Trivia will be happening during the Events. There will be heaps of giveaways as well! Don't forget to bring your Nintendo DS and multiplayer Nintendo DS games (such as Animal Crossing, Nintendogs, Diddy Kong Racing DS) to play multiplayer games with other fans.

 

 

Dates and Locations

Victoria
Westfield Fountain Gate, Centre Court

Saturday 30 June, 9:30am - 4pm.
Sunday 1 July, 10am - 4pm

Westfield Southland, Centre Court
Monday 2 July, 9:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 3 July, 9:30am - 4pm

Queensland
Westfield Carindale, Centre Court

Friday 6 July, 9:30am - 4pm
Saturday 7 July, 9:30am - 4pm

Westfield Garden City, Centre Court
Sunday 8 July, 10am - 4pm

South Australia
Westfield Marion, Centre Court

Tuesday 10 July, 9:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 11 July, 9:30am - 4pm

 

New South Wales
Westfield Hurstville, Centre Court

Thursday 12 July, 9:30am - 4pm
Friday 13 July, 9:30am - 4pm

Westfield Chatswood, Centre Court
Saturday 14 July, 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday 15 July, 10am - 5pm

Western Australia
Westfield Carousel, Centre Court

Friday 20 July, 9:30am - 4pm
Saturday 21 July, 9:30am - 4pm

 

For more information visit www.nintendo.com.au.

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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection: 5 Million Users, 200 Million Game-Play Sessions!

-05/31/07-

 

The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection celebrated two major milestones: 5 million unique Nintendo DS owners and 200 million game-play sessions. The five most popular globally are Animal Crossing Wild World, Mario Kart DS, Metroid Prime Hunters, Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.

 

Press Release (May 30, 2007)

 

Nintendo DS Gaming Service Tops 5 Millions Users, 200 Million Game Sessions

Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection has crossed two huge milestones within just days of one another. Worldwide, since its launch in November 2005, Nintendo's wireless gaming service has now connected more than 5 million unique Nintendo DS™ owners, and those gamers have racked up more than 200 million game-play sessions. Worldwide, nearly 65 games can be played via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The five most popular globally are Animal Crossing®: Wild World, Mario Kart® DS, Metroid® Prime Hunters, Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.

 

"Nintendo DS gamers globally use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection as an easy, fun place to find fellow players, all without paying anything extra for the service," explains Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The milestones represent millions of hours of fun and camaraderie despite miles between players."

 

Nintendo DS continues to enjoy record-breaking success. According to new figures from the independent NPD Group, DS was again the top-selling video game system in April, with more than 470,000 units sold in the United States alone. That's nearly 16,000 per day.

 

Nintendo DS also finds success beyond the stereotypical young male gamer. According to internal Nintendo demographic tracking studies, in less than 18 months, DS purchases have increased by 42 percent among women, 127 percent among people 30 and older and 212 percent among people 35 and older.

 

For more information about Nintendo DS, please visit www.NintendoDS.com.

 

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PE2K's Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Board Expanded!

-05/27/07-

 

Due to the extremely high amount of traffic to our Pokemon Diamond/Pearl board at our forum, we have now added additional Pokemon Diamond/Pearl boards to make it easier for everyone to look at certain types of Pokemon Diamond/Pearl threads. We now have a total of five sub-boards for our Pokemon Diamond/Pearl board: Discussion/Help, Strategy, Battling Center, Trading Center, and Guides. This change will make it less crowded.

 

To check out the Pokemon Diamond/Pearl boards, go here: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Boards

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Pokemon Battle Revolution: US Screenshots!

-05/25/07-

 

 

 

Here's some new screenshots of the US version of Pokemon Battle Revolution. For more screenshots, go here: Pokemon Battle Revolution

 

IGN has a video demonstration of the wi-fi mode in Pokemon Battle Revolution: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/818/818481/vid_2003084.html

 

Pokemon Battle Revolution for the Wii will be available on June 25, 2007.

 

Nintendo Game Information

 

Key Information:

- The game takes place on an island called Pokétopia. There are 10 different Colosseums to battle in. The objective is to win all the Colosseum battles and become the Pokétopia Master.

 

- Players use Pokémon from their Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon® Pearl games (sold separately) and battle them on the big screen. Pokémon Battle Revolution is the first title where players can link Wii with Nintendo DS. Players can connect Nintendo DS to Wii (compatible wireless router or Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector and broadband access required for online play).

 

- DS Battle Mode (requires DS systems for all players, sold separately): Four players can gather together and battle while using Pokémon from their Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl video games. All players use the DS as their controller in this mode, and it uses the same battle interface found in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl.

 

- Players can customize their Trainers in the game.

 

Colosseum Battle Mode: There are 10 Colosseums (Battle Fields) altogether throughout Pokétopia. Many will need to be unlocked by playing through the others.

 

Nintendo DS Battle Mode: This multiplayer mode is for those who also own Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl as well as Nintendo DS systems. Four players can get together and battle while using their very own Pokémon from their Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. All players use the DS as a controller in this mode. The same battle interface that is used in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl is used while battling with friends.

 

Battle Passes and Trainer Customization: Players can create and customize their own Battle Pass by transferring their favorite Pokémon onto the Pass. They can then save the Battle Pass to their Wii Remote™ and take it to a friend’s house to battle with them.

 

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Europe Release Date for Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: July 27th!

-05/22/07-

 

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl will be released in Europe on July 27, 2007, for an estimated retail price of Ł29. A special Pokemon stylus will be available for those who pre-order the game through any GAME store in the UK (Dialga stylus for Pokemon Diamond and Palkia stylus for Pokemon Pearl).

 

Manaphy Egg Mission

The Manaphy Egg mission code for Pokemon Ranger is still not available in Europe (but should be soon), which allows player to transfer the Manaphy Egg to Pokemon Diamond or Pokemon Pearl. The official Europe Manaphy site at www.manaphy.eu states: "Check back later this month for more details on the Manaphy Egg mission."

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Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Top Sellers in April, 1.75 Million Sold in 14 Days!

-05/17/07-

 

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl claimed the top two spots of the two best-selling games in April. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl have sold 1.75 million units in just 14 days.

 

Press Release

 

Nintendo Runs the Table in April Sales

Already riding a streak as America's No. 1 seller of video game consoles, No. 1 seller of portable game systems and No. 1 publisher of video games, Nintendo added more chips to its pile in April-with not just one, but the country's four best-selling games.

 

According to independent sales data gathered by the NPD Group, the two best-selling games in April were Pokemon® Diamond and Pokemon® Pearl, exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ hand-held game system, followed by Super Paper Mario™ and Wii Play™ for the Wii™ home video game system. Combined sales for the two related Pokemon titles exceeded 1.75 million units in just 14 days of availability during the reporting period.

 

The DS remained the most popular game system of any kind in April, with projected sales of more than 470,000 units. At the same time, the Wii from Nintendo, despite nearly universal sold-out status, was still purchased by twice as many consumers as any other home game console, according to the NPD data. Unit sales of 360,000 Wii systems in April bring the console's installed base in America to nearly 2.5 million in less than six months on the market.

 

"Nothing is more valuable in the entertainment world than an evergreen franchise," says Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO, Nintendo of America. "These new Pokemon titles have cemented their place alongside the most enduring intellectual properties of the book, music and movie industries. And that appeal will expand even further with the introduction of Pokemon® Battle Revolution to our Wii home console next month."

 

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Time Exploration Team/Darkness Exploration Team: Screenshots!

-05/17/07-

 

 

 

The official Japanese Pokemon website and the official Chunsoft website released more pictures of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team. You can view the screenshots in the links below:

 

Official Japanese Pokemon Website

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/dungeon/prologue.html

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/dungeon/world.html

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/dungeon/exploration.html

http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/dungeon/dungeon.html

 

Official Chunsoft Website

http://www.chunsoft.co.jp/games/pokedun2/index.html

http://www.chunsoft.co.jp/games/pokedun2/page1.html

http://www.chunsoft.co.jp/games/pokedun2/page2.html

 

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team will be available in Japan this fall. There is currently no US release date available.

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CoroCoro: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Sequel!

-05/14/07-

 

 

 

The latest issue of the CoroCoro gaming magazine released new images of the sequel to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. The two versions are for the Nintendo DS and are titled Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team. There will be a total of 16 different possible starting Pokemon. The magazine revealed 5 of them so far which includes Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, Pikachu, and Munchlax.

 

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team and Darkness Exploration Team will be available in Japan this fall. There is currently no US release date available.

 

CoroCoro Magazine - Picture

(Image from NeoGAF Forum)

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PE2K Challenges You to the Pokemon TCG: Diamond and Pearl Prerelease Tournaments!

-05/07/07-

 

Yes, I'm challenging you, everyone one of you, to the Pokemon TCG: Diamond and Pearl Prerelease Tournaments! The prerelease tournaments will be held on the weekends of May 12th-13th and May 19th-20th, in cities across the US. I'll be playing on May 20th, at Santa Clara, California. So if you ever wanted to challenge me, the webmaster of PE2K, here's your chance. And even if you can't make it to that location, there's plenty of other locations all over the US (to find a location near you: Prerelease Locator), so challenge your fellow local players!

 

I never played in an official Pokemon Organized Play event (just playing the video games and working on this site is time consuming enough, plus I'm usually busy being the photographer at these events), although I have played the Pokemon TCG casually with friends. So go easy on me (yea, I'm sure you will). Whoever beats me first in the tournament, gets a free PE2K t-shirt if just mention it if you beat me.

 

Whether you'll be playing in the location I'm going to, or one in your local area, it's definitely a great opportunity to play with the new Pokemon Diamond and Pearl cards before they are released!

 

Haven't Played Before?

The Pokemon TCG: Diamond and Pearl Prerelease Tournaments are a great way to learn how to play because of the less competitive environment. You can learn how to play through the online tutorial: http://www.pokemon-tcg.com/learnplay/. Plus, if you're unsure on something, there are judges at the event that can help you out.

 

No Deck? No Problem!

If you don't have a Pokemon TCG deck, no worries, you don't need to bring your own deck. The prerelease tournaments give you 6 booster packs (included in the $25 admission fee) to build a deck to compete in the tournament (and of course, you get to keep all your cards when the tournament is over). On top of that, you get a free promo card and a Diamond/Pearl promotional item item as well (while supplies last). And once you complete the tournament, you get an additional two booster packs of Diamond and Pearl. So in the end, you get 8 booster packs for a $25 admission fee (buying them on their own at $3.79 each would cost you more than $30 already), plus you get the freebies like the promo card and the Diamond/Pearl promotional item. So it's a great deal, it's practically free with all the stuff you're getting.

 

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For more information, go here: Pokemon TCG: Diamond and Pearl Prerelease Tournaments - FAQ

For dates and locations, go here: Pokemon TCG: Diamond and Pearl Prerelease Tournaments - Locator

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Pokemon Battle Revolution - US Box Art!

-05/07/07-

Pokemon Battle Revolution - US Box Art (Click to Enlarge)

 

Here's the Pokemon Battle Revolution box art (from gaming store GameCrazy.com). The box art is slightly changed from the Japanese version, with the Pokemon rearranged in different locations on the box and a different text style for the title's name. You can view the Japanese box art here: Pokemon Battle Revolution - Japanese Box Art

 

Related Links

Pokemon Battle Revolution

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PE2K Polls May: Pokemon Movies!

-05/07/07-

 

Sorry about the lateness of this month's polls! This month's PE2K Polls will focus on the Pokemon movies. Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea was released on DVD back on April 3, 2007 (it was shown on Cartoon Network as well). So how would you rate the last five Pokemon movies, which includes 5th-9th Pokemon movies: Pokemon Heroes, Jirachi Wish Maker, Destiny Deoxys, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. Whether you loved the movie or didn't like it (or haven't seen it yet), we want to know! The results of the poll will be posted here in the news next month, so start voting!

 

PE2K Polls - May

PE2K Polls May - #1: How would you rate "Pokemon Heroes"?

PE2K Polls May - #2: How would you rate "Jirachi Wish Maker"?

PE2K Polls May - #3: How would you rate "Destiny Deoxys"?

PE2K Polls May - #4: How would you rate "Lucario and the Mystery of Mew"?

PE2K Polls May - #5: How would you rate "Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea"?

 

Make sure to vote in all five polls!

 

How to Vote

To vote, you must login to the forum, or register for a free account to start voting. The last day for votes will be on May 31st, so be sure to get your votes in! Final results of the polls will be posted here in the news, and the new set of polls will begin next month as well.

 

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Lucario and the Mystery of Mew - Premiere on Cartoon Network

Lucario and the Mystery of Mew is out on DVD, but you can catch the movie's premiere on Cartoon Network this Friday on May 11th, 7:30 (EST).

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PE2K Polls April: Poll Results!

-05/07/07-

 

Here are the results for the April polls. The polls asked whether fans were interested in sequels for past Pokemon games: Pokemon TCG video game, Pokemon Pinball, Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Trozei, and Pokemon Ranger.

 

The results show a clear winner among the five games polled: Pokemon Snap received the most "extremely interested" votes with 53%, while 15% said "highly interested" and 14% said "somewhat interested". Pokemon TCG video game and Pokemon Ranger also showed high interest. Interest for the Pokemon Pinball was mixed. Pokemon Trozei sequel didn't get much interest, most said they are not at all interested in a Pokemon Trozei sequel. Many people chose to skip the Pokemon Pinball and Pokemon Trozei poll, so it seems that disinterest in those games are even higher (not even interested enough to vote in the poll).

 

So the bottom line? Fans would like to see Pokemon Snap sequel, and after that's created, a Pokemon TCG video game sequel and a Pokemon Ranger sequel would make lots of fans happy as well. Of course, there's no word on such sequels for these games (although a sequel is confirmed for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon).

 

#1 - How interested would you be in a Pokemon TCG video game sequel?

36% - Extremely interested.

18% - Highly interested.

12% - Somewhat interested.

12% - A little interested.

22% - Not at all interested.

 

#2 - How interested would you be in a Pokemon Pinball sequel?

15% - Extremely interested.

14% - Highly interested.

25% - Somewhat interested.

17% - A little interested.

29% - Not at all interested.

 

#3 - How interested would you be in a Pokemon Snap sequel?

53% - Extremely interested.

15% - Highly interested.

14% - Somewhat interested.

9% - A little interested.

9% - Not at all interested.

 

#4 - How interested would you be in a Pokemon Trozei sequel?

8% - Extremely interested.

7% - Highly interested.

15% - Somewhat interested.

21% - A little interested.

49% - Not at all interested.

 

#5 - How interested would you be in a Pokemon Ranger sequel?

39% - Extremely interested.

23% - Highly interested.

19% - Somewhat interested.

11% - A little interested.

8% - Not at all interested.

 

PE2K Polls - April

PE2K Poll (April) - #1: How interested would you be in a Pokemon TCG video game sequel?

PE2K Poll (April) - #2: How interested would you be in a Pokemon Pinball sequel?

PE2K Poll (April) - #3: How interested would you be in a Pokemon Snap sequel?

PE2K Poll (April) - #4: How interested would you be in a Pokemon Trozei sequel?

PE2K Poll (April) - #5: How interested would you be in a Pokemon Ranger sequel?

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