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PokéNews (July 22): Pokkén Tournament DX / Pokémon GO

Today’s Pokémon news: Game Trial for Pokkén Tournament DX in Japan (Nintendo Switch Online), but also…

  • Pokémon GO

Pokkén Tournament DX

Nintendo have announced that the latest game to get a Game Trial in Japan is Pokkén Tournament DX. From July 27th to August 2nd, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to play the full game for free, no strings attached. Players who don’t want a miss a single minute can already pre-download the Game Trial version from the Nintendo eShop (same page as the full game and the demo version).

As usual, there’s a sale running alongside the Game Trial: from July 27th to August 9th, players can buy Pokkén Tournament DX for 4 604 Yen (instead of 6 578 Yen, so 30% off).

Here’s a trailer for the game:

Source: Nintendo

Pokémon GO

The Pokémon GO Fest takes place this weekend worldwide, and Niantic have announced that there will be Virtual Team Lounges for players to check out. Here’s what they will offer:

  • Enjoy exclusive Pokémon GO Fest video content and more!: Rest your catching arm, and watch some videos together with your fellow Trainers.
  • Stay in the loop with the latest event happenings: Check out what the Pokémon GO team and Trainers around the world are posting on social media about #PokemonGOFest2020—all without leaving the Virtual Team Lounge!

The Virtual Team Lounges will be available on this page!

Also, Niantic have revealed the line-up for their Pokémon GO Fest 2020 livestream:

  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Global Kickoff: On Friday, July 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7), join your fellow Trainers and start the festivities together with a kickoff keynote by John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic!
  • The Makings of a Pokémon GO Fest: Ever wonder what it takes to make a Pokémon GO Fest event happen? Tune in and hear from Liz George, manager of community and social, and Laura Warner, senior game designer, to find out how we make the adventure happen.
  • Print at Home Kit: How to Build a Gift: Feeling crafty? Learn how to build a real-life Gift directly from the artist who created it, Craig Kitzmann! Download the Print at Home kit now to get ready.
  • Pokémon GO: Developer Insights: Hear from Matt Slemon, product lead for Pokémon GO, as he shares some insights and highlights of what’s to come.
  • Getting Started in the GO Battle League: New to the GO Battle League? Fear not—we’re here to help you build a team featuring Pokémon you’ll encounter during Pokémon GO Fest.
  • Social Impact and Diversity: Learn all about what Niantic is doing in the realm of social impact and diversity.
  • Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Commercial Behind-the-Scenes: Filmed and directed remotely with team members in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tokyo, our Pokémon GO Fest commercial “Look Closer” was inspired by our global Trainer communities and relationships. In this behind-the-scenes segment, you can learn about how this commercial was made. Plus, you can look forward to an appearance from the director, Rian Johnson, himself!
  • On-the-GO Update!: Catch live event updates, and play Pokémon GO trivia for the chance to win prizes! This live segment will be occurring several times throughout the livestream.
  • Avatar Fashion Show: Share a screenshot of your avatar’s style using #PokemonGOFest2020 for a chance to be featured in this segment!

Source: Niantic


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