Pokemon Sword And Shield: The Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: The Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

At long last, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company gave fans their first look at Pokemon Sword and Shield, the upcoming "core" Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch. The pair are slated to arrive later this year and take place in an entirely new region called Galar, which seems to be inspired by Britain.

Like other regions in the Pokemon series, Galar is a vast and varied backdrop, spanning beautiful countryside and frigid mountains. It's also home to an array of new and familiar Pokemon, including a new starter trio: the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble.

Beyond that initial glimpse, The Pokemon Company hasn't divulged too many details about Pokemon Sword and Shield just yet, but the games' announcement trailer did reveal a few other noteworthy tidbits (and tease some mysteries). Here are the biggest takeaways from the trailer.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: 4 Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

about X hours ago from
Pokemon Sword And Shield: 4 Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

At long last, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company gave fans their first look at Pokemon Sword and Shield, the upcoming "core" Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch. The pair are slated to release in late 2019 and take place in an entirely new region called Galar, which seems to be inspired by Britain.

Like other regions in the Pokemon series, Galar is a vast and varied backdrop, spanning beautiful countryside and frigid mountains. It's also home to an array of new and familiar Pokemon, including a new starter trio: the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble.

Beyond that initial glimpse, The Pokemon Company hasn't divulged many details about Pokemon Sword and Shield just yet, but the games' announcement trailer did reveal a few other noteworthy tidbits (and tease some mysteries). Here are the biggest takeaways from the trailer.

Aquaman 2 Release Date Confirmed, But You'll Have To Wait A While

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The DC blockbuster Aquaman now stands as the studio's most successful movie ever, with a worldwide box office gross of $1.13 billion since its release in November last year. It has now been confirmed that Aquaman 2 will arrive in 2022.

As reported by Variety, Aquaman 2 will be released on December 16, 2022. The first movie's writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will return to the write the sequel's script, while Aquaman director James Wan is to produce the new movie. While there's no word on casting as yet, Jason Momoa is certain to return in the title role.

Aquaman was the first DC release in nearly a year, following the commercial disappointment of 2017's Justice League. But while fans now have to wait nearly four years for the character's next film, the studio has a packed slate of movies on the way.

Aquaman 2 Release Date Announced, But You'll Have To Wait A While

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The DC blockbuster Aquaman now stands as the studio's most successful movie ever, with a worldwide box office gross of $1.13 billion since its release in November last year. It has now been confirmed that Aquaman 2 will arrive in 2022.

As reported by Variety, Aquaman 2's release date is set for December 16, 2022 (similar to the first movie's December 21 release). The first movie's writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will return to the write the sequel's script, while Aquaman director James Wan is to produce the new movie. While there's no word on casting as yet, Jason Momoa is certain to return in the title role.

Aquaman was the first DC release in nearly a year, following the commercial disappointment of 2017's Justice League. But while fans now have to wait nearly four years for the character's next film, the studio has a packed slate of movies on the way.

March's Xbox One Games With Gold Titles Revealed

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The titles offered through Xbox Live's Games with Gold program for March have been announced. As usual, two Xbox One games are being offered--one at the start of the month and one halfway through--and two older titles from previous console generations will be free with a Gold subscription as well.

In terms of Xbox One titles, from March 1-31, you'll be able to download Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, an open-world adventure game based on the popular animated series Adventure Time. From March 16-April 15, a Games with Gold subscription will allow you to download Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 for free. If you haven't played Garden Warfare 2 before, you should as this wacky shooter is an absolute blast, and doing so will possibly prepare you for the next Plants vs. Zombies game as it's rumored to be Garden Warfare 3.

Final Fortnite Season 8 Banana Teaser Is A-Peel-Ing

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Fortnite has been slowly teasing the start of Season 8, with a series of poems that teased a vaguely pirate theme and the image of a volcano and a skull. Each of the pieces has also included an image (barely) hidden in the background, which presumably show some icon of relevance or an upcoming skin. For example, the latest appears to show a little banana man.

It's a little odd, next to the other teasers that have shown pirate hooks, vipers, and a tiger face, but Fortnite has never been a game to take itself too seriously. The latest poem doesn't shed much more light on what we can expect from this season, whereas previous verses have talked of loot and mysterious threats lurking from the waves.

When all four images are compiled, they form an image of a volcano erupting, with a skull forming from the smoke and fire. Season 8 begins February 28.

Fortnite Season 8 Banana Teaser Is A-Peel-Ing

about X hours ago from

Fortnite has been slowly teasing the start of Season 8, with a series of poems that teased a vaguely pirate theme and the image of a volcano and a skull. Each of the pieces has also included an image (barely) hidden in the background, which presumably show some icon of relevance or an upcoming skin. For example, the latest appears to show a little banana man.

It's a little odd, next to the other teasers that have shown pirate hooks, vipers, and a tiger face, but Fortnite has never been a game to take itself too seriously. The latest poem doesn't shed much more light on what we can expect from this season, whereas previous verses have talked of loot and mysterious threats lurking from the waves.

When all four images are compiled, they form an image of a volcano erupting, with a skull forming from the smoke and fire. Season 8 begins February 28 with the release of a new update. Downtime will begin at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT / 8 PM AET and will see the release of a larger-than-average patch. We don't exactly when servers will come back online, but at least we likely have that banana to look forward to.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: Every Pokemon In The Trailer

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: Every Pokemon In The Trailer

Gotta Catch At Least These Ones

Pokemon Sword and Shield have finally been revealed, and we now know what the eighth generation of Pokemon games will look like on Nintendo Switch. The reveal trailer showed the new Galar region, which appears to be inspired by England, the Gen 8 starters, your trainer, and a number of Pokemon.

You never know with a new Pokemon game what old Pokemon might make an appearance, so we've rounded up all the Pokemon from the trailer here. Many of the Pokemon are from more recent games, including Sun and Moon, while a few are older. Almost all of them were shown in battle.

It's worth noting that the trailer appears to show the return of Pokemon's traditional battle style in wild Pokemon encounters, as opposed to the Pokemon Go-inspired catching mechanics seen in Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. We didn't see Pokemon in the overworld, like in Let's Go, or even following you around.

Pokemon Sword and Shield are releasing worldwide in late 2019. Be sure to see our story on the new Gen 8 starters for more details, and maybe tell us what you think these mysterious symbols are so we can all start theorizing.