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New Pokemon trademarks hint at potential HeartGold & SoulSilver Switch games

Published: 22/Sep/2020 21:19

by Brent Koepp

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According to a source, The Pokemon Company has recently applied new trademarks for HeartGold & SoulSilver. The filings have sparked speculation that the beloved Gen II remakes could be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future.

The Pokemon franchise is gearing up for its 25th anniversary in 2021. With the release of the eighth generation title Sword & Shield in 2019, fans have desperately been waiting for when the series would get another remake of a classic title.

Recent trademark applications have kicked off speculation that the Nintendo Switch could get a port of HeartGold & SoulSilver, or a Let’s Go game. This follows Game Freak filing a trademark for Gen II legendary Entei days earlier on September 17.

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The Gen II titles were remade in 2009 for the Nintendo DS.

Could Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver come to Switch?

In 2009, Nintendo re-released the Gen II RPG’s in the form of HeartGold and SoulSilver. The reimaginings included new graphics, features, and had players returning to the beloved Johto region.

On September 22, popular Pokemon source ‘abcboy’ – who works for Bulbapedia – discovered that Game Freak had applied for trademarks for HeartGold and SoulSilver in the US on September 7. “Nintendo has applied for trademarks for “POKÉMON HEARTGOLD” (T2020-110933) and “POKÉMON SOULSILVER” (T2020-110934), filed on September 7,” they tweeted.

The move follows their recent filings for the game’s Legendary ‘mon Entei. The uncovered information further fueled speculation that perhaps the second generation remakes could be released as a port or a new Let’s Go game on the Nintendo Switch.

Of course, trademarks are often renewed, and it’s not that uncommon for a company to file applications on behalf of their properties. However, given the timing, it’s led some to wonder if it could be hinting at an upcoming release.

Interestingly, on September 7, Nintendo leak account ‘nintendalerts’ teased an upcoming release that some fans would find underwhelming. “And to think people complain about [Mario] remasters, when they see the Pokemon thing that’s coming they’re going to complain [even more],” the tweet read, as translated by ‘CentroLeaks’. Could this be referring to a HeartGold and SoulSilver game on Switch?

While a HeartGold and SoulSilver port on Switch would certainly be welcomed by many, it would most likely be seen as a letdown for some players if Game Freak released a 2010 title instead of a full blown remake like Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby.

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Could the 2010 remake be coming to the Nintendo Switch?

It goes without saying, but take all of this was a major grain of salt. Trademark applications are hardly proof of an upcoming release. A Nintendo Switch port or Let’s Go game is pure speculation at this point.

Regardless, the community is no doubt restless as players have been anticipating a remake for years. Only time will tell what tricks Game Freak have up their sleeves to celebrate the franchise’s upcoming anniversary.

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All 4 fashion styles coming to Cyberpunk 2077

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:24 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 15:28

by James Busby

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Fashion plays a big part in everyday life in Cyberpunk 2077. It defines who you are and where you’re from, so you’ll want to kit your character out with the styles that suit you. 

Cyberpunk 2077 offers all kinds of customization options that help you create the perfect character. There are certain lifepaths that dictate your world views, classes that impact your playstyle, and cyberware that give you unique abilities and combat options.

CD Projekt Red has certainly poured a lot of time and effort into its character creation, so it’s only right that you look the part. After all, Night City is a big place that is filled with even bigger personalities. 

The four Cyberpunk styles are deeply rooted in Night City’s history and culture. These stylistic design choices can be found in everything from cars, guns, implants, and clothes. Fashion plays a massive part in your journey through the neon-soaked streets. In order to help you unleash your inner fashionista, we’ve outlined Cyberpunk 2077 four fashion styles in our guide below. 

Kitsch

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Kitsch is all about bright colors and big personalities.

With their bright neon hair, fluorescent jackets, and illuminated tattoos, those who adorn the Kitsch style care not for functionality. Anarchy and rebellion are this group’s motto. Unlike the grey imposing buildings that make up Night City’s Corporate sectors, Kitsch prefers to brighten up the mood.

Unlike the other Cyberpunk 2077 styles, Kitsch rebels against the dark, dystopian world around them.

Every piece of clothing is a middle finger to the “necessity over style” that was popularized by Entropism. Instead, Kitsch is all about drawing as much attention to oneself as possible. These guys like to party and they love to show off their style. If you wish to do the same, then the Kitsch style is the way to go. 

Entropism

Cyberpunk 2077 Entropism
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Functionality and practicality is the Entropism way.

Entropism was born out of the stock market crash when the Fourth Corporate War broke out. Widespread poverty hit Neon City and many of its inhabitants struggled to make a living. As a result, many of the city’s residents turned to practical apparel that was more functional in their design.

There are no bright colors, crazy hairdos, and unwieldy cybernetics to be found here.

This kind of style is usually found in areas in and around Night that can’t afford to modernize. Entropism dictates that everything from cars, clothes, cybernetics, and buildings are kept incredibly basic. This helps to keep costs low and functionality high. After all, getting the job done, no matter how, is all that matters. 

Neo-Militarism

Neo-Militarism
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Neo-Militarism is all about flexing your power and social status.

Deadly elegance without ostentation.

This is what makes up Cyberpunk’s Neo-Militarism style. Neo-Militarism is usually found in wealthier parts of Night City and its bold, dark colours are designed to intimidate those beneath them. Power is everything and you must show this status at all times. From the sleek no-nonsense outfits to the high-tech, minimalist buildings – Neo-Militarism is all about flexing your authority and wealth. 

Those that choose the Corporate Lifepath will know all too well how truly terrifying Cyberpunk’s most powerful people can be. Just because you dress the part, doesn’t mean you’ll be safe from Night City’s most notorious inhabitants. Substance over style is the Neo-Militarism way. 

Neo-Kitsch

Cyberpunk 2077 Neo-Kitsch
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Celebrities use Neo-Kitsch to show off their worth.

A subcategory of Cyberpunk’s ever-popular Kitsch style, Neo-Kitsch is for Night City’s ultra-rich figures. Celebrities, braindance stars, business magnates, heirs to corporate fortunes and corporate executives all use Neo-Kitsch to display their wealth. While the style shares the same color palette of its predecessor, Neo-Kitsch provides a much higher quality to its clothing. 

Certain models and celebrities are even known to incorporate chrome that gives their body a metallic appearance. Unlike the other Cyberpunk styles, Neo-Kitch’s cars and buildings incorporate wood and marble into their architecture. Style and substance is the motto here. 


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