Nintendo Announces Pokemon Direct Promising "New Information"

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A Pokemon Direct presentation is coming very soon, Nintendo has announced. The livestream promises to bring "roughly seven minutes of new information."

The Pokemon-themed Direct is scheduled for February 27 at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT (1 AM AET on February 28). It's unclear what will be discussed, but it's possible The Pokemon Company will reveal more about its Pokemon game for Switch, which was first announced at E3 2017.

More to follow.

New Detective Pikachu Trailer Is Packed With Action, Laughs, And Many Pokemon

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New Detective Pikachu Trailer Is Packed With Action, Laughs, And Many Pokemon

The new trailer for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is here. The live-action movie based on the hugely popular game series releases in May and stars Ryan Reynolds as the world-famous yellow Pokemon.

While November's first trailer set up the world of the movie, this new one gives us plenty of plot and action. A famous private detective has gone missing, leading his son Tim to start investigating what has happened to him. Tim used to be an aspiring Pokemon trainer, and finds himself reluctantly teamed up with Pikachu to solve the mystery. There's tons of wild action, plus some more Pokemon cameos, including Ludicolo, Mr. Mime, Loudred, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo. Check it out above.

The cast also includes Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Blockers), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, Inception), and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman, who previously helmed Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, and Shark Tale. The movie hits theaters on May 10, 2019. A new poster has also been released, which you can see at the end of this story.

Detective Pikachu: New Trailer Is Packed With Action, Laughs, And Many Pokemon

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Detective Pikachu: New Trailer Is Packed With Action, Laughs, And Many Pokemon

The new trailer for Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is here. The live-action movie based on the hugely popular game series releases in May and stars Ryan Reynolds as the world-famous yellow Pokemon.

While November's first trailer set up the world of the movie, this new one gives us plenty of plot and action. A famous private detective has gone missing, leading his son Tim to start investigating what has happened to him. Tim used to be an aspiring Pokemon trainer, and finds himself reluctantly teamed up with Pikachu to solve the mystery. There's tons of wild action, plus some more Pokemon cameos, including Ludicolo, Mr. Mime, Loudred, Jigglypuff, and Mewtwo. Check it out above.

The cast also includes Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Kathryn Newton (Blockers), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, Inception), and Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Detective Pikachu is directed by Rob Letterman, who previously helmed Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, and Shark Tale. The movie hits theaters on May 10, 2019. A new poster has also been released, which you can see at the end of this story.

Trials Rising Review Roundup

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Trials Rising's release date has finally arrived, with the series' unique biking gameplay returning to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and coming to Nintendo Switch for the first time. In fact, it's the first Trials game to ever come to a Nintendo console.

The franchise's last game, Trials Fusion, was warmly received upon its 2014 launch, but how does the latest entry fare? GameSpot's Trials Rising review awards the game a 7/10, and you can see more reviews below. Alternatively, check out GameSpot sister site Metacritic for a wider view of the game's critical consensus.

"Trials Rising maintains the engrossing, challenging, and occasionally slapstick gameplay from past entries in the series, building upon it in small ways with a smartly implemented school to teach fundamental skills and modifiers to make events worth revisiting. But it also doesn't fix issues from the past, either. Its track editor remains uninviting to learn, and the more outrageous stunt events and course obstacles frustratingly lean more into random luck than calculated skill. Trials Rising isn't a reinvention of the franchise--it's an invitation to lose more hours to new exhilarating, technical, and ridiculous Trials courses." -- Alessandro Barbosa [Full review]

Get Red Dead Redemption 2 For $35 At Walmart Right Now (US Only)

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Walmart is currently offering one of the best deals we have ever seen on Rockstar's acclaimed open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2. The US retailer is selling the game for PS4 and Xbox One for only $35, which is nearly half off its normal $60 asking price.

Go to Walmart's website here to choose a platform and place an order if you are interested. Shipping is free or you can pick up the game in store. Amazon also has Red Dead Redemption 2 on sale right now for $40. If you're after a digital copy of Red Dead Redemption 2, the PlayStation Store has the Western for $45 while the Xbox Store has it for $40.

Red Dead Redemption 2 launched back in October behind high praise and commercial success with some 23 million copies shipped worldwide, far outpacing the original game. The game was the best-selling title for all of 2018, outpacing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and every other new release.

Gears 5 Is "Looking Great," Xbox Boss Says

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Gears of War 5, which is actually called Gears 5, is coming together well ahead of its 2019 release date, it seems. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently traveled to Vancouver to visit Gears 5 developer The Coalition, and he came away impressed, apparently.

Spencer took a sneaky picture of the team playing Gears 5. You can zoom in on the image to try to get a closer look at what's on screen, but in any case, it's hard to make out. Spencer remarked of his trip to see the game, "Gears 5 is looking great."

This is the only one I could sneak while Rod wasn't looking. Gears 5 is looking great. pic.twitter.com/yfUxvYEoOi