Pokémon Shield heralds the arrival of Generation 8 of the longstanding series. But are the new features enough to overcome the game’s past?
Pokémon Sword / Shield
The eighth mainline generation Pokémon title comes to Nintendo Switch.
The Pokémon Company
The best way to predict the review score of a game is to play a demo of it. So never trouble another for what you can do yourself. For every minute you are playing you lose sixty seconds of ignorance. And without Pokémon tooth brushing games, life would be a mistake.
Today marks the launch of the first expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield. The Pokémon Company used the day to also reveal some other non-RPG titles, including a New Pokémon Snap.
The Pokémon Company provided a release date for the first part of Pokémon Sword and Shield’s Expansion Pass. It also provided new details about what players will find on the Isle of Armor this month, as well as in the Crown Tundra later in the year.
Nintendo pushed out a surprise Direct Mini presentation today. The thirty-minute video included news for Xenoblade Chronicles, Bravely Default II, Borderlands, King’s Bounty II, Ring Fit Adventure, and more.
Today we learned that Pokémon Home may rival Kingdom Hearts for difficult to understand stories. The Switch is finally getting some Outer Worlds love. And Anna Marie passes a kidney stone. Well not live on the show or anything. I’m just really tired of waiting for this stupid stoooooh…we’re still recording? Um…enjoy the show everyone!
The Pokémon Home service is set to launch in February 2020. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company provided details on what users will be able to do with it.
A new Direct presentation today focused on the Pokémon series. The first games in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series are getting a remake while, in lieu of a third version, Pokémon Sword and Shield are getting expansions.
It’s the final podcast of the decade! Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, Kelley and Peter end the year with a bang…and maybe a whimper too. News, your lists of top DS games, and what we’re going to play to ring in the new year. See you in 2020!
This week in Q&A Quest we discuss Romancing SaGa 3. We also discuss other recent releases and of course answer your questions via long tangents.
We’re all Pokécrazy this week, with Alex, Anna Marie, Chris, Kelley and Peter all discussing their Pokétales and where the series could go moving forward. Josh is the odd man out, but he’s got interesting demos to share instead, so it’s cool. Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be a short show?!
This week in Q&A Quest we gush about Pokémon Sword & Shield. We also discuss games we love but struggle to recommend.
Alright folks, it’s out so it’s time to feel out if the Dexit folks were right or wrong. We also hear about Path of Exile 2 and more RPG news than you’d expect at this time of year. But let’s be honest, we just want to go back to leveling up our starters.
The region of Galar will be getting an influx of new trainers shortly. Pokémon Sword and Shield received a quick trailer ahead of their launch on Friday.
This week in Q&A Quest we discuss the first western RPGs we enjoyed. We also discuss early game of the year predictions.
New quality-of-life items and features are making their way to Pokémon Sword and Shield. Details of the game’s first official tournament are also present.
More Gigantamax forms have been revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield. Original critters Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Meowth, and Butterfree will all be able to change into special forms in Galar.
With less than two months to go to release, Pokémon Sword and Shield are getting a month’s worth of info. Get ready for more details throughout October.
Another new Pokémon has been confirmed for the Galar region. Farfetch’d’s new evolution Sirfetch’d will be appearing in Pokémon Sword this November.
Nintendo held a Direct presentation today chock-full of RPGs. Headlines include Switch versions for Xenoblade Chronicles, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and Divinity: Original Sin II, plus a release date for Game Freak’s Little Town Hero, a new demo for Daemon X Machina, and some more Pokémon Sword and Shield features.
Absent from Gamescom this year, Game Freak and The Pokémon Company instead sent out a video message regarding the latest generation of Pokémon games. Director Shigeru Ohmori introduces a new locale in Pokémon Sword and Shield.