Step aside Ash, there's a new Pokémon trainer in town. Famitsu is reporting that the new Pokémon anime series (called Pocket Monsters in Japan) will feature a new hero who will be training alongside Ash, marking the first time that two characters will be front and center. The new trainer's name translates to Go, and he's 10 years in age. Ash obviously still relies on Pikachu as his go-to Pokémon, whereas Go is a bit more modern, selecting Scorbunny from the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield games as his main.
The animated series debuts in Japan on November 17 on TV Tokyo. Odds are it will make its way stateside in the months ahead.
The first downloadable content pack for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now. Marvel Knights: Curse of the Vampire adds four popular characters to the game's already-massive roster of playable heroes. The pack is out now as a part of the title's Expansion Pass.
Curse of the Vampire adds Punisher, Blade, Moon Knight, and Morbius to fight alongside the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and more. Those who purchased the Expansion Pass can also play a new mode: Gauntlet. In Gauntlet mode, you can join a team of four co-op players to tackle challenges one after the other to earn rewards. Once you beat Gauntlet, you unlock a survival version of the mode where you see how long you can last and where you land on the global leaderboards.
This first DLC pack launches alongside a free update for every Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 player. The free update adds new outfits for Captain America, Black Panther, Iron Man, and Thor, which you can see below. In addition, players who think they're worthy of a new challenge can attempt to play through story missions in a new “Nightmare” difficulty mode.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order launched on Switch July 19. For our review, head here. For more information on the development of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, check out our exclusive coverage hub.
About our Girls games:Type of games that many girls like to play but everyone can enjoy
Do you love the worlds of fashion and romance? What about cooking and makeovers? You’ll find thousands of titles devoted to these awesome activities right here and so much more! They aren’t just for girls, either. Anyone can play these games, whether you’re a boy or a girl, 8 or well past 80, still in elementary school or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Some people might call them “girly” but that begs the question: what sort of game does the average girl like to play? The first ones that might spring to mind are dress-up or makeover games, or ones that involve lots of kissing or baking delicious cakes in a virtual kitchen. Supernatural dating opportunities? You’ll find them right here! Are you in search of a fairy princess dress-up challenge? We’ve got plenty. There’s tons of these games in this category that will let you lend your fashion tips to all sorts of very stylish royals.
There’s also lots of quiz games too, but that’s not all! We know that girls, just like everybody else, enjoy other things that aren’t necessarily pink or pretty. You can find out what it’s like to be a game designer, go on a safari, or jump behind the wheel of a totally awesome race car. If you’re looking for a real challenge, you can also try out a management simulation game that will let you run your own restaurant, boutique, hotel, salon, or even a farm filled with super cute cows! You can get fit, train animals, and lots more with the hundreds of different games in this collection. Of course, there’s also plenty of opportunities to shop until you drop, improve your skills as a virtual hairstylist, or just go on a date with a prince.
Oh, and let’s not forget about all the kittens! There’s tons of games in this category that will let you dress them up in adorable outfits, give them a bath and groom them, or take them to a vet clinic for a quick check-up. There’s also plenty of puppy games as well if you’re more of a dog person. So what kind of games do girls play? All of them, just like everybody else! And we’ve got lots of them right here and they’re totally free for all to enjoy!
From producer of software development to president of Japan's studio, Shawn Layden has worn many hats in his decades of working at Sony. His latest role was chairman of SIE's worldwide studios, and that will apparently be his last at Sony, at least for the time being. Sony announced today on Twitter that Layden was leaving the company.
“It is with great emotion that we announce that Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden will be departing SIE,” the tweet reads. “His visionary leadership will be greatly missed. We wish him success in future endeavors and are deeply grateful for his years of service. Thanks for everything, Shawn!”
No other details were given regarding the departure or when it will take place.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is rolling out today, and Bungie was kind enough to let us check out a copy of the collector’s edition and share details and pictures with you. Hop down into the gallery if you just want a glimpse of the goodies inside, or read on for some brief descriptions of what you can expect to find within. Most reports indicate the Collector’s Edition has been broadly sold out, so if you didn’t snag a copy, here’s your chance to see what you're missing.
The Collector’s Edition box opens up and immediately offers up a letter from Eris Morn, who writes to our Guardian of a doomed Golden Age expedition on the moon, and a mysterious power sought by the Hive. The opposite face of the letter includes a map of the First Light Mission Complex on Luna, with several areas circled.
The collector’s edition also includes both a digital code for an exclusive emblem and is supposed to include a digital soundtrack code, although I should note here that the soundtrack code seemed to be missing from our copy. Hopefully, that’s only a function of the early copy of the product we received, rather than an indication of what's going out to consumers.
Dig a bit deeper, and you get to other goodies, including a physical patch (depicting the same image as your new digital emblem), and a piece of Eris’ jewelry that recalls prayer beads in its look, which is contained in a cinched cloth sack that may remind some of a dice bag.
A “Codes and Procedures” book offers some lore goodness to dig into, and seems to detail information about the lost Golden Age expedition that once visited Luna.
A “Luna Journal” is also included, and it features a wealth of new lore for fans to dig into, some of which veers a bit into spoiler territory for Shadowkeep. Without delving into those elements, it’s enough to say that the journal has mostly blank pages, but scattered across the pages of the book are log entries from the mission to the moon. Within the front cover, there is also a postcard and similarly sized images that are meant to look like pictures taken during this mysterious mission.
The pièce de résistance in the Collector’s Edition is the Hive Cryptoglyph, which will certainly be the display piece you’ll have out on your shelf as you play through Shadowkeep. The detailed artifact includes actual twisting bands that feature Hive runes, and the whole thing is actually a puzzle to be solved and opened, but we'll leave the secret of how to do so up to you to discover, in case you're actively avoiding being spoiled.
Take a look at the gallery below to see what’s included. And whether you sprung for the Collector’s Edition or not, best of luck on the Moon, Guardians!