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The first bit of CoroCoro has leaked through ANN and has revealed some new minor information for the upcoming movie, Cocoon of Destruction and its associated short: Pikachu, What Kind of Keys are These? Not much information was given but the short appears to feature Darkrai, Manaphy, Victini and Jirachi. A poll is to be given in CoroCoro and the winner will be the Pokémon that will be distributed in association with the movie, with the options being the Pokémon that are listed above. The winner will be revealed in the April issue of CoroCoro, due for release on March 15th 2014.
From the announcement:
Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have postponed the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter - two software applications that were originally scheduled to launch for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 27 - due to a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service. Due to the high traffic, players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience.
Last week we got a glimpse of a new 3DS Pikachu game in development. Now we know the game will be a detective (Looker?) game with Pikachu as your partner. The villain is a rare blue Pikachu that can talk. The game uses motion capture and facial recognition. The game allegedly has a two year development with an expected release in 2015.
Pokémon Noir incoming?
Here is a brief glimpse of the new Pikachu game in development courtesy of NHK. This episode of The Professional will be broadcasted in Japan on October 28.
In the clip, you can see Ishihara saying that filming isn't allowed—and then, the announcer says, "This is the first time cameras have gotten in." You can see the Pokémon Company staffers work on its "super secret game," which stars Pikachu and looks to be a 3DS title.
According to a blurb from Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara's upcoming television appearance on Japanese TV show NHK Professional: Shigoto no Ryuugi, there is a Pokémon game with Pikachu in development.
"This summer, Ishihara started development on a never before seen game," the description reads. "It's a new game featuring the very popular character Pikachu in a bold way. There is concern, however, that if it's bad the long loved character would lose popularity in the blink of an eye."
Could Pikachu ever really lose its popularity?