Pokemon

New Pokemon “leak” claims Diamond & Pearl remake will be announced very soon

Published: 29/Dec/2020 23:06

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon leaker claims that a Diamond & Pearl Remake will be announced at the end of December. The rumor also alleges the title will use Sword & Shield’s engine and will feature Gen 8 mechanics.

Despite releasing in 2004, Pokemon fans have been desperately hoping for a remake of Diamond & Pearl. According to a new rumor, players may soon get their wish.

A leak that has surfaced online claims that Game Freak is gearing up to announce the RPG series’ next title during their New Years Eve Space Sunrise Live event on December 31.

Promotion for Pokemon 2021 Space Sunrise live event.
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Will The Pokemon Company announce something big during its New Year’s Eve live event?

Will Pokemon announce Diamond & Pearl remake soon?

In November, The Pokemon Company announced it was partnering up with the International Space Station for a livestream to showcase 2021’s first sunrise on December 31. A new rumor claims the galactic event will also be used to announce a Diamond & Pearl remake set to release next November.

The “leak” surfaced on the r/GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit on December 28 and contains a whole host of supposed details for the upcoming title. Interestingly, the leaker alleges that the remake will use Sword & Shield’s engine and incorporate its Dynamax mechanic, while continuing to ditch Mega Evolutions and Z-Moves.

The post goes on to further state that the Sinnoh region remake will get new region forms such as a “A Grass/Fire Cacturne with a new evo, and a Ice Furret [that] looks like a freaking scarf.” Lastly, the rumor states the reveal video will show Arceus getting an epic Gigantamax form.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes will be announced at the "Space Sunrise Live" event this Thursday from GamingLeaksAndRumours

Rumors have actually been swirling about the New Year’s Eve event since it was announced back in November. Serebii’s Joe Merrick warned fans to not read too much into the livestream. “Please don’t take this as some sort of bizarre hint for a game. Already seen some comments like that,” he tweeted.

It should be of said to, of course, take this all with a major grain of salt. This isn’t the first time a new “leak” has claimed a Diamond & Pearl Remake is “just around the corner.” However, some Trainers reacting to the rumor were buying it based off the description. “Sounds so lame it must be true,” one user sarcastically wrote.

As far as to whether Game Freak will use the Galactic live event to tease the Gen IV remake, we will just have to tune in and see. However if the disappointing Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade 20th anniversary reveal is anything to go off of, fans should probably keep their expectations in check.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War Zombies: New Firebase Z details, Tombstone Soda, Scorestreaks

Published: 15/Jan/2021 21:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 21:30

by Tanner Pierce

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In celebration of 115 day (which is a reference to Element 115 from Zombies lore), Treyarch have revealed some of the first major details about the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, Firebase Z.

During the Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch announced that a new Zombies map, titled Firebase Z, would be coming before the end of the season and confirmed that more details would be coming on 115 day.

Now, that day is here and it’s safe to say that Treyarch have delivered, at least for the time being, confirming exactly how the map connects to the mode’s overall narrative and revealing some new items that players will be able to use while grinding their way through it.

Black Ops Cold War Firebase Z story

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Firebase Z will take place in Vietnam and feature new enemies.

According to Treyarch, Firebase Z takes place in a facility called Outpost 25, which is located in the jungles of Vietnam. Set after the events of the first map, Die Maschine, Samantha Maxis has been captured by Omega Group and it’s up to the Requiem team to go and save her, which brings them to Outpost 25.

The developers also confirmed that the map will feature some brand-new enemies and gameplay mechanics, but they failed to go into detail about what exactly they will be. Could we be seeing a new boss zombie similar to the Megaton from Die Maschine? Fans will have to just wait and see.

New Zombies perk and scorestreaks

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Tombstone Soda is returning in Black Ops Cold War and it’ll operate a bit differently than it has in the past.

In addition to the narrative details, Treyarch also confirmed some of the new items coming to the game. The first, which was teased a few weeks back, is the Tombstone Soda perk.

For Black Ops Cold War, the aforementioned perk, which originated in Black Ops II, will feature some novel abilities.

While the player has the perk active, they will turn into a “shadow” if they’re downed. In this form, players can use weapons while they attempt to revive themselves. That being said, if you die while in shadow form, you’re done, presumably until the next round.

If you’re a fan of the original perk, however, that’s not a problem, as the tier-three upgrade for the Black Ops Cold War version allows you to drop a small stash, which includes all of your original items, when you die, which is almost identical to how the BO2 version worked.

Beyond that, the developers also confirmed that two new scorestreaks will be coming to the game: the Artillery and Napalm Strike. Each one can be crafted from the Crafting Table, although it’s unknown whether or not they’ll be available on just Firebase Z or if Die Maschine is also getting some love.

All in all, it seems like Firebase Z is going to bring a ton of cool features when it launches on February 4, 2021, which is sure to liven up the overall Zombies experience in Black Ops Cold War.