We’re growing increasingly excited about the next Pokémon game from Nintendo, rumoured to be called Pokémon Z, as new details about its legendary Pokémon Zygarde have emerged. We bring you all of the latest information about Pokemon Z in this rumour round-up, including Pokémon Z release date rumours and other speculation.
Pokémon Z release date: When is Pokémon Z coming out?
Whilst there’s been no official announcement from Nintendo as yet, the internet is convinced that Pokémon Z is set to be released in 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.
Pokémon X and Y were released in October 2013.
Pokémon Z rumours: New Pokémon, gameplay and features
Since whispers of a Pokémon Z game for 2016 began, the fandom hasn’t stopped buzzing with excitement about what’s going to be in store for players.
So far, it’s believed that Zygarde will be the Legendary Pokémon for the game, alongside X and Y’s Xerneas and Yveltal. Zygarde was introduced with Pokémon X and Y, but four new versions have been announced in the October 2015 issue of Japan’s CoroCoro magazine.
Zygarde starts life as Core Zygarde, which can’t move or think. It becomes
The twin rise of digital distribution and a robust independent scene has made video games more diverse, more rewarding and more unpredictable than at any time in the medium’s history. It’s usually hard to see much evidence of that, however, in the fall release schedule, which is dominated by big-budget blockbusters that too often play it safe.
Still, I’m more than capable of getting excited about expensive and well-made mainstream entertainment. Two of the most interesting video games of 2015 — Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PCs, PlayStations and Xboxes, and Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker for Wii U — went on sale during the first two weeks of September. And there are at least a few smaller games that have a chance to break through despite their not being advertised with noisy, explosion-filled trailers during major televised sporting events.
This fall is also likely to see the first trickle of a rush of virtual-reality headsets that are being marketed to ordinary consumers rather than V. R. enthusiasts. By this time next year, we should be playing
The 2015 European Road to Blizzcon starts tomorrow, 3 October 2015, and with tickets completely sold out to the event, there’s only one way for those of you without tickets to watch. Here, we show you how to watch the World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone European championships being held throughout the weekend. Plus, there’s a special surprise for those of you lucky enough to go along – read on to find out more.
How to watch 2015 European Road to Blizzcon: What is Blizzcon?
So, what exactly is the 2015 European Road to Blizzcon? It’s a weekend-long event where fans of popular Blizzard-developed games including World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone come to watch European eSporting heroes battle it out for cash prizes. Basically, it’s the gaming version of the European Championships, with serious prizes up for grabs. Specifically, the winners of the Heroes of the Storm championships will bag themselves a whopping $176,000, World of Warcraft winners will bag $100,000 and Hearthstone winners get $25,000.
That’s serious money, and the pressure is on. Attendees will be able to cheer along their favourite teams and watch one of
Announced initially at the end of last year, Minecraft Story Mode is coming to a console, PC or mobile near you. Here’s everything you need to know about Minecraft Story Mode release date, platforms, gameplay and watch the official trailer.
“You’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond,” said the firm. “You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong… something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion.”
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Minecraft Story Mode release date and platforms
Made by Telltale Games, the Story Mode version of Minecraft will be a narrative-driven video game about Minecraft closely developed with Mojang (now a subsidiary of Microsoft) and members of the community. It will be released in episodes just like other games including The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Minecraft Story Mode Episode 1 will
Trackmania debuted in 2003, and in the decade-plus since has evolved from a silly little confection to a gorgeous, stupidly-fast arcade racing game with a thriving online community. The latest addition to the series, Trackmania Turbo, was announced earlier this year and slated to come out in either November or December. Today, however, Ubisoft announced that, because it loves you, it’s decided to delay the game into early 2016.
“During the additional months, we plan to enhance the campaign and the game’s interface. Since multiplayer is such a strong component of the Trackmania experience, we also plan to continue improving Trackmania Turbo’s multiplayer mode,” Ubisoft explained on its blog. “The extra time will give us an opportunity to make sure that the online infrastructure is stable and that the online experience is a smooth one.”
Ubi is also working in a new mode for user-made tracks that it says will “spur competition between players,” and will further fine-tune the random generator feature and improve the Trackbuilder to it more “accessible and complete.”
It’s a bit dated at this point—it was released in 2008—but Trackmania Nations Forever is a great way to get a full-on taste of the Trackmania experience if you’ve missed out