Pokemon

Pokemon teases more 25th anniversary announcements – is it Diamond & Pearl remake?

Published: 12/Feb/2021 1:34

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company has teased that announcements will occur soon during Pokemon Day’s 25th anniversary celebration. Will Diamond & Pearl remake finally be revealed?

It’s been over two decades since Pokemon was first unveiled to the world. The popular franchise is celebrating its 25th anniversary on February 27 with a live concert featuring Post Malone.

The Japanese company also confirmed that they will be making several announcements during the special festivities. The tease has some believing a Diamond and Pearl remake may be announced soon.

Screenshot of Pokemon 25 promotional.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon announcements will be made during the 25th anniversary celebrations.

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It should come as no surprise that Game Freak is gearing up to reveal projects they have been working on. Pokemon Day has traditionally been when major announcements were made such as Sun and Moon in 2016, and Sword and Shield in 2019.

Following the Post Malone concert reveal on February 11, The Pokemon Company confirmed that 2021 would be similar. “Fans can expect more announcements that week from across the franchise,” they tweeted.

Interestingly, it seems they plan to spread the announcements across the week as opposed to a single day. “Across from the franchise” is what sticks out the most, and definitely seems to point towards a mainline release as a possibility. But what could it be?

Screenshot of Diamond & Pearl Pokemon Dialga and Palkia over space galaxy background.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company / Pixabay
Will Diamond & Pearl remake finally be announced?

What is on almost every fan’s mind is the long-rumored Gen IV Remake. While there has never been any confirmation from Game Freak that they are even working on one, the “leaks” and “rumors” about the project won’t go away.

Perhaps the most compelling evidence came in January when a Diamond & Pearl sub-domain went live on Pokemon.com, only to be deactivated as soon as fans discovered it.

Fans of the franchise took to social media after The Pokemon Company teased the announcements, with many anticipating a Diamond & Pearl remake. “I hope some of those announcements include DP remake,” one user wrote. Another exclaimed, “If they don’t announce Pokemon Diamond & Pearl remakes all hell will break loose.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans wanting Diamond & Pearl.

Of course, fans should lower their expectations at least a little bit. While the internet seems convinced that a Diamond & Pearl remake is a forgone conclusion, it may not even be in development. Regardless of what it ends up being, history seems to point towards some kind of mainline release.

Given that Sword & Shield made its debut in November 2019, we are due for another title to space out Gen 8 and 9. Only time will tell what the Japanese developers have up their sleeve. At least the wait is almost over.

Call of Duty

All Warzone Season 2 map changes: New Ship POI, Weapon Silos, closed-off locations

Published: 25/Feb/2021 8:24

by Albert Petrosyan

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Warzone Season Two has arrived, and along with all the new content that Raven Software have added, there are several major changes to the Verdansk map.

There’s no denying that many Warzone players were looking forward to possibly getting a new map in Season 2, and while there isn’t one just yet, the community will have to make do with several notable changes made to Verdansk.

Headlining the map changes is the new Ship POI that’s brought Zombies back into Warzone. In addition, there are three new massive Weapon Silos that contain lots of valuable loot.

To round off the list, the devs have opted to close off a few locations as well, including the Subway and six different bunkers. You can find a full breakdown of this below.

Warzone Season 2: new Shipwreck POI

Warzone Season 2 ship POIThe cargo tanker has crashed into the shore of Verdansk in Warzone Season 2.

“The doomed cargo tanker known as the Vodianoy has run aground in the low estuary of swamp ground less than a klick west of the Zordaya Prison Complex.”

The cargo tanker that was getting closer and closer to Verdansk has finally made port, and by that we mean it’s crashed entirely into the shore near Prison. Officially called Shipwreck, this new POI is pretty massive in size, featuring a fully-accessible exterior area and several floors of interior space.

The most important thing to know about the ship is that it’s infested with Zombies, as part of the new Outbreak Event going on in Cold War and Warzone. Killing these Zombies will earn you score to unlock new rewards in the event, and if you slay enough, you can get a yellow key card that unlocks crates with lots of high-tier loot.

Warzone Season 2: new Weapon Silos

“A team of Operators discovered Missile Silos hidden underneath the city’s three war monuments.”

Also new to Verdansk are three Weapon Silos that contain lots of valuable weapons and items for players to loot. These Silos are actually pretty big, so you should definitely consider exploring through them if you have the chance.

Where to find the Weapon Silos in Warzone Season 2:

  • Jarvdinsk Spomenik above the Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Zoszni Spomenik southeast of the Novi Grazna Hills
  • Styor Spomenik in Tavorsk Park
Weapon Silo locations in Warzone Season 2.Locations of the three new Weapon Silos in Warzone Season 2.

Here are walkthroughs of all three Silos:

MILITARY BASE

NOVI GRAZNA HILLS

TAVORSK PARK

Warzone Season 2: Closed-off locations

“Due to the contamination, security protocol mandates a complete shut down of the following locations.”

Raven Software giveth and Raven Software taketh away. Balancing out all of the new additions to Verdansk are several areas that the devs have decided to restrict access to.

These include the Subway system, Stadium Garage, and Bunkers 00, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11. At this point it’s not clear whether or not any of these POIs will be re-enabled, although that could be a moot point if Verdansk does end up getting destroyed during Season 2.

That wraps up everything you need to know about the major map changes to Verdansk in Warzone Season 2; make sure to check out the following links for the rest of the Season 2 info in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War: