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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX – release date, trailer, more

Published: 10/Jan/2020 3:31

by Eli Becht

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it’ll be arriving much sooner than expected.

Lots of news came out of the January 9 Pokemon Direct for fans of the franchise, including a new game announcement.

Of course, the biggest news to arrive is two new expansions to Pokemon Sword and Shield, with the first, The Isle of Armor, arriving in June while the second one, Crown Tundra, is scheduled for sometime in the fall.

NintendoDrop into the Mystery Dungeon this March.

Over 200 Pokemon will be brought into the generation with this expansion, many of them being some old favorites such as Squirtle and Bulbasaur.

As something to help hold fans over for that expansion, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team is being remade for the Nintendo Switch.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming title so far.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX release date

NintendoPokemon Mystery Dungeon has been remade for the Nintendo Switch.

The remake of the 2006 dungeon crawler will be releasing for the Nintendo Switch on March 6, several months before The Isle of Armor hits Sword and Shield.

This will give players plenty of time to revisit this game, or even check it out for the first time, as they prepare for the launch of new Sword and Shield content.

To help get players hyped up for the release, Nintendo released a brand-new trailer showcasing how much the game has changed over the past 14 years.

Mystery Dungeon may be a Pokemon game, but it couldn’t be any further from what you’d expect. Instead of taking control of a trainer, you’re actually put into the shoes (feet?) of a Pokemon as you progress through a series of dungeons and locations.

Along the way, your Pokemon and its party will level up and gain strength, so you can progress through the harder stages of the game. On top of that, since this is a series that originally debuted on the Game Boy Advance, Mystery Dungeon has undergone a major graphical overhaul.

The new graphics have a design that almost resembles a drawing or a painting, instead of a video game. It’s an art style that perfectly fits the tone of the game, and we’re excited to see it in action.

As it turns out, we don’t have to wait very long for that to happen, because a free demo for the title was also announced.

Demo, you say?

NintendoThere are plenty of Pokemon to choose from.

During the Pokemon Direct, it was revealed a free demo would be available shortly after the announcement.

If you head to the Nintendo Eshop right now, you’ll be able to start your install of the demo and play it as soon as it finishes the download. As an added bonus, all progress you make will carry over to the official release in March.

That’s all there is to it! If you’re as excited about Pokemon Mystery Dungeon as we are, make sure you download that demo to get a head start on your adventures as a pocket monster.

Cosplay

Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.

 

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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.

 

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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.