Train2Game News Pokemon coming to Switch


During today’s Pokémon Direct presentation, Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, and Junichi Masuda, Director of GAME FREAK, announced upcoming Pokémon titles for Nintendo consoles.
Pokémon is making its way to Nintendo Switch later this year with Pokkén Tournament DX. Including all the content from both the Wii U and arcade versions of Pokkén Tournament, Pokkén Tournament DX introduces an array of exciting new features to create the ultimate Pokkén experience. Features of Pokkén Tournament DX include:

    Play Pokkén anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch – Play Pokkén Tournament DX in TV mode, handheld mode, or share a Joy-Con controller with another Trainer to battle one-on-one in tabletop mode anywhere!

    A brand-new fighter — Decidueye enters the battle, alongside all previous Pokémon from the Wii U and arcade versions.

    New Support Pokémon – Litten and Popplio make their debut to lend their support in battle.

    Team Battle mode – Pick three Pokémon and battle it out to be the first to defeat all your opponent’s Pokémon to win in the new Team Battle mode.

    Group Match mode – Find similar skilled players in battle rooms for intense and fun battles online.

    Daily Challenges – Complete a variety of different daily challenges.

    Watch battle replays – Hone your skills by watching other players’ replays and share your best matches online with the new replay feature.

    Jump straight into battle – All characters and Support Pokémon will be available right from the start of the game.

Pokkén Tournament DX will launch on Nintendo Switch 22 September 2017.

During Pokémon Direct, viewers also saw the first footage from the newest titles in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon. Two new Pokémon forms were shown resembling that of the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon have been powered up with new additions to the story and features from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are scheduled to release worldwide on 17 November 2017—more information about the games will be revealed later this year.

Also announced, the second titles in the Pokémon series, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, will be making their way to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver were released in Japan on 21 November 1999, as the second set of titles in the Pokémon series. These games, which debuted as Game Boy Color-titles in Japan, are being recreated into Virtual Console versions such that their screens appear just as they did on the Game Boy Color. Both titles will be compatible with the wireless communication features of the Nintendo 3DS and Trainers can look forward to Link Trades and Link Battles between Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver. In addition, these titles will be compatible with the Time Capsule function, which allows players to Link Trade Pokémon between the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Gold or Pokémon Silver and the Virtual Console versions of Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, or Pokémon Yellow in Pokémon Centers within the games. Both titles will be compatible with Pokémon Bank and will launch this fall.

For more information about Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, please visit: Pokemon.co.uk

To view Pokémon Direct in its entirety, visit: http://nintendo.co.uk/nintendodirect

Train2game News Gfinity’s Tournament Builder

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Gfinity’s Tournament Builder is out now as a free download, exclusively for Xbox One – putting the power of eSports straight into your hands.

Gfinity have crafted a brand new app that give more power to you, the player. As part of a £1m investment in the world’s most advanced competitive gaming platform, the Tournament Builder app allows Xbox One players of any skill level to run or compete in player made eSports competitions.

For the first time, Xbox One gamers worldwide who want to play competitively can choose what, how and with whom they play. Gfinity Tournament Builder can be downloaded for free from the Xbox Marketplace, starting today.

Neville Upton CEO says “We are incredibly excited to launch our Tournament Builder app on Xbox One because like Microsoft, we are passionate about creating technology that is accessible to everyone – of all ages and abilities. Find out who is the best Rocket League player in the office in a head-to-head knockout cup; set up a Halo ladder for you and your mates to play in for bragging rights; or run your own FIFA league for your school…. It’s free and easy to use and perfectly compliments Xbox One’s Multiplayer features and we believe will make playing Xbox One games with friends even more fun!”

To celebrate the launch and get things started, Gfinity are also launching a Rocket League Tournament for Europe and North America – exclusively on Xbox One – with over $2,000 up for grabs in total prize money. Players simply need to download the Gfinity Tournament Builder app from the Xbox Marketplace to find out how to take part.

Tournament Builder gives players access to the following features;

–       Choose the game you want to build a competition for
–       Select a tournament format (Cup, League, Ladder) and name
–       Pick a tournament template using Gfinity rules or customizing your own
–       Decided whether to make your tournament public or invite only
–       Choose to make it an individual or team tournament and set the number of players
–       Create a dedicated tournament page with brackets and tournament details
–       Invite players and teams to take part in the tournament and accept or reject invites to a tournament
–       Post tournament results immediately online and resolve results conflicts
–       See all your tournaments in My Tournaments
–       View all your fixtures in My Fixture
–       Search for public tournaments or sign up to Gfinity Official tournaments