Daily news (December 8, Round 4): Akatori / HeatWave

Today’s Daily news: DeathStick now known as Akatori, but also…

  • HeatWave
  • Pokémon GO


TeamNora Games and HypeTrain Digital have announced that DeathStick is getting a new name: from now on, it will be known as Akatori:

A new title consists of two Japanese words: 赤い “Akai” – red and 鳥 “Tori” – bird. It refers to a red canary the main character meets at the game’s start, which transforms into a staff and becomes her weapon after that.

Akatori (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: TeamNora PR


Perimeter Games have announced a game for the Nintendo Switch: HeatWave, a survival/strategy game.

No release date yet, but here’s a trailer, some details, the list of key features, and some screenshots:

We all knew this day would come eventually. A day when global warming has finally led us, humankind, to the brink of collapse. And yet, the unprecedented migration and internal conflicts that emerged as a result were only the beginning of the worldwide crisis. In response to the spreading chaos, the US government decided to abandon the cut off territories in Alaska and focus on saving the mainland. Naturally, it didn’t take long for the Russian government – supported by China – to take advantage of the situation. To expand into more hospitable places to live, they’ve decided to reclaim the territory they once owned and launched an invasion of Alaska. The people living in these lands, however, were not about to accept oppression and hostile colonization submissively. Instead, they’ve formed guerrilla groups to repel the invaders. The underground Americans turned out to be the underdogs in a fight for their land and freedom.

HeatWave is a sandbox survival strategy game set in 2080 in Alaska – affected by climate change and Russian invasion. Form your guerilla faction and plan your actions in real time on a macro-scale map. Set destination points for your units, choose a place for your camp, and use your crafting skills to make tools and weapons. Take into consideration nearby villages and hostile units before deciding where to build or move your base next. Use the isometric view to explore the local area, talk to or trade with NPCs, accept quests, recruit new members of your team, or search for resources. Once ready, or when having no other choice, engage in turn-based combat that will determine the future of your faction and, in the long run, shape the world once it’s all over.

  • Run your own Guerrilla faction
    • Form your team, enact internal laws, and adapt rules to the ever-changing environment.
    • Set up your base deep in the forests of Alaska, building new structures to make your people self-reliant.
  • Use and upgrade your bushcraft skills
    • Survive in the wilderness where resources are limited.
    • Help your people meet their basic survival needs. Set up camps, obtain energy resources, and provide shelter against the cold and rain. Hunt for food, collect wild plants, or plunder local communities to prevent starvation.
    • Craft items, making tools, medicines, and weapons from collected scraps and plundered materials.
  • Explore the world
    • Visit nearby settlements. Talk with their inhabitants, try to recruit them, or at least trade with them, and complete quests they’ll assign you to establish a good relationship with them.
    • Explore the vast expanses of Alaska while diving into a non-linear story with a heavy impact on both gameplay mechanics and the game’s ending.
    • Make difficult decisions and fight your own path to independence.

HeatWave (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.

Source: Perimeter Games PR

Pokémon GO

2021 will see two anniversaries: Pokémon (25th Anniversary) and Pokémon GO (5th Anniversary). To celebrate, Niantic have announced another ticketed event, called Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto. It will take place on February 20th, and will feature the following:

  • All Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will be appearing in the wild, will be appearing in raids, will be appearing in encounters after research tasks, will be attracted to Incense, or will be obtainable via Evolution during this time.
  • Try to collect the first 150 Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto to earn rewards and bragging rights! You’ll be able to track your progress in the Today View. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Select which experience you want: Red Version or Green Version. See below for more details on the differences between these experiences!
  • All 150 Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region will be available as Shiny Pokémon, some of them for the first time! In addition, you’ll be more likely to encounter certain Shiny Pokémon in the wild depending on the event version you selected. Check out the version overview below for more information.
  • Enjoy an event-exclusive Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Special Research story, which you can complete to earn an encounter with a special Pokémon!
  • Once you complete the first Special Research line, you’ll be able to access a second event-exclusive Special Research story, meant to be completed over a long period of time, in which you’ll embark on a long and challenging journey to discover Shiny Mew.
  • You’ll earn more Candy for catching Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region.
  • If you purchase a Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto ticket by a certain date, you’ll also receive tickets for the January and February Community Day Special Research stories for free! See details below.

There’s also something for players who do not purchase a ticket:

  • Some Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto will be appearing in the wild and in raids.
  • Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, and Mewtwo will be returning to Legendary raids! See below for these Pokémon’s featured exclusive attacks.
  • All Trainers will be able to access event-exclusive Timed Research.
  • Trade range will be increased to 40 km.

Check out this page for more details!


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