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Pokemon Battle Revolution is Shipping Now

by Mike Gamin - June 25, 2007, 6:11 am PDT
Total comments: 9 Source: Press Release

This Wii games marks a lot of firsts for North America, as pointed out in this press release.

ONLINE GAMING STORMS ONTO WII WITH POKÉMON BATTLE REVOLUTION

Epic Franchise Reaches Several Firsts

REDMOND, Wash., June 25, 2007 - Today's launch of Pokémon® Battle Revolution heralds a number of firsts for Nintendo's hot-selling Wii™ video game system. Pokémon Battle Revolution is:

  • The first online Wii game in the Americas.
  • The first Pokémon game for Wii.
  • The first Wii game to wirelessly link to Nintendo DS™.
  • The first Wii game that lets players use their Nintendo DS as a controller.

Pokémon Battle Revolution is set to become a groundbreaking smash hit this summer.

In battles using Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service, players can use their Wii Remote™ to compete with friends after exchanging friend codes, or against players of comparable skill. The game automatically searches for other players who are online. The sights and sounds of the game bring the action to life as well: The beautiful graphics show each move in full detail, while the action is narrated by the same announcer from the Pokémon TV show.

The game contains a number of battle modes for different kinds of play. In Colosseum Battle Mode, players have 10 different Colosseums in which to stage their epic challenges. In Nintendo DS Battle Mode, players battle Pokémon that they have raised in their Nintendo DS Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon® Pearl games. Up to four players can use their Nintendo DS systems as a wireless controller, which uses the same battle interface found in the DS games.

"Already more than 2 million copies of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl have sold in the United States alone," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The arrival of Pokémon Battle Revolution brings those players a whole new set of challenges and, for the first time on Wii, online battles."

Online setup is extremely easy, even for novices. With a few clicks, players are instantly connected, whether they're using a Wii Remote or a Nintendo DS as a controller.

Trainers are fully customizable. Players can select one of three female or three male Trainers and outfit them with clothing, hats and glasses after earning points during competition. Players can even create personalized in-game text for their Trainers to use when they win or lose a battle.

Pokémon Battle Revolution, rated E for Everyone, launches June 25. For more information about the game, visit www.pokemon-games.com. The Official Nintendo Pokémon Battle Revolution Player's Guide is now available at retail.

Talkback

NinGurl69 *hugglesJune 25, 2007

For every copy Nintendo sells, a new Wii customer is fed to school of sharks.

Think carefully about your purchase.

TJ SpykeJune 25, 2007

The game is on sale this week at Circuit City this week for $40. I will be picking up the game when it releases tomorrow (it only ships today, the only stores that will have a chance of getting it today are those around Washington state). Being able to battle online in 3D, plus being able to get a surfing Pikachu is intriguing.

NeoThunderJune 25, 2007

A whole crap load of first....ya ya ya,

Now, can we get some games that we can play online that we actually want, like smash bros, and mario strikers

MarioJune 25, 2007

Please don't ever speak for everyone again.

Smash_BrotherJune 26, 2007

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Originally posted by: NeoThunder
A whole crap load of first....ya ya ya,

Now, can we get some games that we can play online that we actually want, like smash bros, and mario strikers


Agreed.

Turn-based online play is cute and all, but a game which actually requires reflex will be the true test of my Wii's online capabilities.

NWR_pap64Pedro Hernandez, Contributing WriterJune 26, 2007

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Originally posted by: Mario
Please don't ever speak for everyone again.


I hate to say it but I agree with Neothunder as well. I'm sure there are many people that are looking forward to Pokemon Wii, but Mario Strikers and Brawl are far more exciting online games than Pokemon. So I'm sure that many people are looking forward to those more than Pokemon.

theratJune 26, 2007

bah, im sad they canceled manhunt2.

Not cancelled, postponed to a (much) later date. Actually, the postponement helps my budget out a lot... now I can import Ouendan 2!!!

PaleMike Gamin, Contributing EditorJune 26, 2007

Friend code thread is up over at the friend codes sub-forum. face-icon-small-smile.gif

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