Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour coming to 30 locations in North America

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

The Pokémon Company International and Princeton Entertainment announced the arrival of the official Pokémon live orchestral concert coming to 30 locations in North America. After successful performances in Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA, fans of the franchise will be able to enjoy this video game music concert and meet with others who share a fascination for the pocket monsters.

As in other game concerts, attendees will be listening to orchestral arrangements accompanied with videos from old and new Pokémon titles such as: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is a spectacular showcase of the memorable music that has been a hallmark of the Pokémon franchise for nearly 20 years,” stated J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International, via a press release. “The concert series serves as a thank you to fans and an invitation to share our passion for Pokémon by reliving some of our fondest memories with the brand. We look forward to seeing fans of all ages enjoying this very special Pokémon orchestral event together.”

If you decide to attend, be ready to live the Pokémon experience by trading cards and battling other pocket monsters.

For more info about the concert, visit Pokemon.com/symphony.

 Current Tour Dates:
Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015 Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015 Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015 Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015 Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015 Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015 Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015 Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015 Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015 The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015 City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015 The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015 Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015 Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015 Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015 Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX 10/23/2015 Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015 Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015 Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016 DeVos Performance Hall

[Source]: The Pokémon Company International: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Announces 30 New Locations and Dates Marking the Beginning of a World Tour.

El tour Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions llegará a 30 lugares en America del Norte

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

The Pokémon Company International y Princeton Entertainment anunciaron la llegada del concierto oficial de la orquesta en vivo de Pokémon que llegará a 30 lugares en América del Norte. Después de exitosas presentaciones en Washington, D.C. y Pittsburgh, PA, los fans de la franquicia podrán disfrutar de este juego de video música de concierto y encontrarse con otros que comparten la fascinación por los monstruos de bolsillo.

Al igual que en otros conciertos de videojuegos, los asistentes estarán escuchando arreglos orquestales acompañados con videos de títulos antiguos y nuevos Pokémon como:: Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver, Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, Pokémon Emerald, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions es una exhibición espectacular de la música memorable que ha sido el sello de la franquicia Pokémon durante casi 20 años”, afirmó J.C. Smith, director de marketing de consumo de The Pokémon Company International, a través de un comunicado de prensa. “La serie de conciertos sirve como un agradecimiento a los aficionados y una invitación para compartir nuestra pasión por Pokémon al revivir algunos de nuestros mejores recuerdos con la marca. Esperamos poder ver a los fans de todas las edades disfrutando de este evento orquestal Pokémon muy especial, juntos”.

Si deciden asistir, estén listos para vivir la experiencia Pokémon intercambiando tarjetas y luchando contra otros monstruos de bolsillo.

Para más información acerca del concierto, visiten Pokemon.com/symphony.

 Fechas actuales del tour:
Baltimore, MD 5/1/2015 Joseph Meyerhoff Hall
New York, NY 6/6/2015 Theater at Madison Square Garden
Cincinnati, OH 6/12/2015 Riverbend Music Center
Cleveland, OH 6/13/2015 Blossom Music Center
Buffalo, NY 6/14/2015 Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Milwaukee, WI 6/19/2015 Riverside Theater
Chicago, IL 6/20/2015 Chicago Theatre
San Diego, CA 7/9/2015 Copley Symphony Hall
Los Angeles, CA 7/11/2015 The Greek Theatre
San Jose, CA 7/12/2015 City National Civic
Vienna, VA 7/18/2015 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Vancouver, BC 7/22/2015 The Orpheum
Houston, TX 7/25-26/2015 Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
Holmdel, NJ 8/20/2015 PNC Bank Arts Center
Boston, MA 8/22/2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Toronto, ON 8/28/2015 Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Montreal, QC 8/30/2015 Place Des Arts
Detroit, MI 9/11/2015 Fox Theatre
Indianapolis, IN 9/12/2015 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Seattle, WA 9/15/2015 Benaroya Hall
Portland, OR 9/17/2015 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mexico City, MX 10/23/2015 Auditorio Nacional
Monterrey, MX 10/25/2015 Monterrey Arena
Sydney, AU 11/20-21/2015 Sydney Opera House
Clearwater, FL 12/3/2015 Ruth Eckerd Hall
Orlando, FL 12/4/2015 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 1/24/2016 Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Grand Rapids, MI 2/5/2016 DeVos Performance Hall

[Fuente]: The Pokémon Company International: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour Announces 30 New Locations and Dates Marking the Beginning of a World Tour.

Pikachu announced for Pokkén Tournament | Se anuncia a Pikachu para el arcade Pokkén Tournament

Pikachu / Pokkén Tournament

Pikachu / Pokkén Tournament

[EN]: A Pokémon game is not a complete game without Pikachu in the line-up. Today, Namco Bandai announced the presence of Pikachu, Suicine, and Gardevoir in the upcoming arcade title Pokkén Tournament, joining the first two revealed characters Machamp and Lucario.

During the livestream via Nico Nico, the game’s producer Katsuhiro Harada shared some info about features of the title, including:

  • The game controller: Unlike arcade titles, the controller is actually a gamepad with a crosspad, 4 front buttons, and 2 shoulder buttons, similar to the layout of Wii U controllers. The current look of the gamepad could change.
  • The gameplay: It looks like a bit like the style of fighting seen in Bandai Namco games (Dragon Ball & Naruto). However, Dimps and CyberConnect2 are not participating in the development of the game.
  • The fighting: Combatants can run around the fighting stages and make use of long-distance attacks, as seen in Naruto games (known as field phase). Close mano-a-mano combat is known as duel phase. All fighters are ranked by their field phase, duel phase, and Pokémon attack (aka Resonance Burst).
  • The characters: Each fighter will have a weak attack, strong attack, Pokémon attack, jump, and assist.

Somehow, Pikachu’s winning poses look a lot like the ones from Heihachi Mishima and Kazuya Mishima. Pikachu is ready to battle in the Tekken arena, it seems.

[ES]: Un juego de Pokémon no es un juego completo sin Pikachu en la alineación. Hoy, Namco Bandai anunció la presencia de Pikachu, Suicine y Gardevoir en el próximo título arcade Pokkén Tournament, que se unen a los dos primeros personajes revelados Machamp y Lucario.

Durante la transmisión en línea vía Nico Nico, el productor del juego, Katsuhiro Harada, compartió algo de información sobre las características del título, incluyendo:

  • El controlador del juego: A diferencia de los títulos arcade, el controlador es en realidad un gamepad con una cruz, 4 botones frontales y 2 botones laterales, similar al esquema de controladores del Wii U. El aspecto actual del gamepad podría cambiar.
  • El modo de juego: Se parece un poco al estilo de lucha visto en juegos de Namco Bandai (Dragon Ball y Naruto). Sin embargo, Dimps y CyberConnect2 no están participando en el desarrollo del juego.
  • Los combates: Los combatientes pueden correr alrededor de las fases o escenarios de lucha y usar ataques de larga distancia, como se ve en los juegos de Naruto (conocidas como fase de campo). Al combate cercano mano a mano ano se le conoce como fase de duelo). Se clasifican a todos los luchadores por su fase de campo, fase de duelo, y el ataque Pokémon (conocido como Resonance Burst).
  • Los personajes: Cada luchador tendrá un ataque débil, un ataque fuerte, un ataque Pokémon, salto y ayuda.

De alguna manera, las poses ganadoras de Pikachu se parecen mucho a los de Heihachi Mishima y Kazuya Mishima. Pikachu está listo para la batalla en la arena Tekken según parece.

[Video]:

[Vía Twitter]

[Source / Fuente]: Nico Nico: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv203636058.
[Vía]: Ina Tekken: ポッ拳 参戦キャラ、筐体、コントローラなど.

Watch the power of Pokémon with Mega Evolutions in anime short and game trailer | Vean el poder de Pokémon con Mega Evoluciones en el corto de anime y avance de juegos

Pokémon - Mega Special Animation | Animación Especial Mega

Pokémon – Mega Special Animation | Animación Especial Mega

[EN]: During the early hours of the day here in the US, the Pokémon Company released today a brand-new short film of May and Brendan along with various Pokémon demonstrating their Mega Evolutions abilities. With the upcoming release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire this week, the “Mega Special Animation” should give fans more reasons to enjoy the game.

Also, Shoko Nakagawa, the voice of Ninfia, Mills Steel and Keldeo in previous Pokémon films, also talks about the Mega Evolution and Primal Reversion seen in the upcoming duo of Pokémon remake titles.

The anime short looks fantastic.

[ES]: Durante las primeras horas del día aquí en los EE.UU., la compañía Pokémon publicó hoy un nuevo cortometraje de May y Brendan juntos con varios Pokémon que demuestran sus habilidades de Mega Evoluciones. Con el próximo lanzamiento de Pokémon Omega Ruby y Pokémon Alpha Sapphire esta semana, la “Animación Especial Mega” debería dar a los aficionados más razones para disfrutar del juego.

También, Shoko Nakagawa, la voz de Ninfia, Mills Steel y Keldeo en películas anteriores de Pokémon, también habla de las Mega Evoluciones y Reversión Primal vistos en el próximo dúo de versiones nuevas de títulos Pokémon.

El anime corto se ve fantástico.

[Source/Fuente]: The Pokémon Company via YouTube.

The Pokémon Company: Annoucing “Pokkén Tournament,” a Pokémon fighting game | Anunciando “Pokken Tournament”, un juego de lucha Pokémon

Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament

[EN]: Many fans of the popular anime TV series Pokémon may be jumping with joy about the first Pokémon arcade game, now in the works. Earlier today, The Pokémon Company announced the arrival in Japan next year of the Pokémon-based fighting game titled “Pokkén Tournament.”

Though this is not the first time players have seen pocket monsters in a virtual ring (we’ve seen them in Super Smash Bros games since 1999), it is the first time we’ll see 3D versions of our favorites Pokémon fighting against each other.

Still, many fans have long wished playing an RPG adventure game or a true 3D version of the main Pokémon games in a Nintendo home console.

Also, Japanese fighting games make their way to the arcades before coming to consoles. So, will gamers outside of Japan get to play this title on the Wii U?

In the first gameplay trailer, Pokémon fighters Lucario and Machamp are battling each other. The upcoming fighting game is a partnership between The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco Games.

[ES]: Muchos aficionados la serie popular anime Pokémon pueden estar saltando acerca del primer juego arcade Pokémon, ahora en desarrollo. El día de hoy, The Pokémon Company anunció la llegada a Japón el próximo año del juego de lucha Pokémon, titulado “Pokkén Tournament”.

Aunque esta no es la primera vez que los jugadores han visto monstruos de bolsillo en un cuadrilátero virtual (los hemos visto en los juegos de Super Smash Bros. desde 1999), es la primera vez que vamos a ver versiones tridimensionales de nuestros favoritos Pokémon luchando uno contra otro.

Aún así, muchos fans han deseado desde hace mucho tiempo jugar un juego de aventura / rol o una verdadero versión en 3D de los principales juegos de Pokémon en una consola hogareña de Nintendo.

Además, los juegos de lucha japoneses llegan a las salas de juegos antes de llegar a las consolas. Así que, ¿llegarán a jugar los gamers fuera de Japón este título en el Wii U?

En el primer vídeo del juego, los combatientes Pokémon, Lucario y Machamp, luchan entre sí. El próximo juego de lucha es una asociación entre The Pokémon Company y Bandai Namco Games.

[Video]:

[Source/Fuente]: Pokemon.com: A New collaboration from Pokémon and Tekken [http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-new-collaboration-from-pokemon-and-tekken/].

The six new masters of the games at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships | Los seis nuevos maestros de los juegos en los Campeonatos Mundiales Pokémon 2014

2014 Pokémon World Championships

2014 Pokémon World Championships

[EN]: Six new masters of the video game and card game categories have been named champions at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships earlier today.

Players around may also be wondering what Pokémon did the aces of the games used to become champions. The Pokémon web site shows detailed info of the Pokémon used by every champ along with the rest of the top four players in every division.

Pokémon TCG World Championship
Masters Division: Andrew Estrada (CA) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/decks/masters/]
Senior Division: Trent Orndorff (US) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/decks/senior/]
Junior Division: Haruto Kobayashi (JP) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/decks/junior/]

Pokémon Video Game World Championship
Masters Division: Se Jun Park [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/teams/masters/]
Senior Division: Nikolai Zielinski [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/teams/senior/]
Junior Division: Kota Yamamoto (JP) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/teams/junior/]

[ES]: Los seis nuevos maestros de las categorías de videojuegos y de juegos de cartas categorías han sido nombrados campeones en el Campeonato Mundial Pokémon 2014 temprano el día de hoy.

Jugadores alrededor del mundo también estarán preguntandose qué Pokémon usaron los expertos de los juegos ​​para convertirse en campeones. El sitio web de Pokémon muestra información detallada de los Pokémon utilizados por cada campeón junto con el resto de los cuatro mejores jugadores de cada división.

Campeonato Mundial de Juegos de Cartas Coleccionables Pokémon
División Masters: Andrew Estrada (CA) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/decks/masters/]
División Senior: Trent Orndorff (US) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/decks/senior/]
División Junior: Haruto Kobayashi (JP) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/decks/junior/]

Campeonato Mundial de Video Juegos Pokémon
División Masters: Se Jun Park [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/teams/masters/]
División Senior: Nikolai Zielinski [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/teams/senior/]
División Junior: Kota Yamamoto (JP) [http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2014/teams/junior/]

[Via Vine]

[Source/Fuente]: Pokemon.com: The New Pokémon World Champions Have Been Crowned! [http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/the-new-pokemon-world-champions-have-been-crowned/].

Marquis: “E3 Predictions 2014: Can Nintendo come back on top this year?”

E3 2014 - Nintendo

E3 2014 – Nintendo

With E3 2014, one of the biggest events in gaming, getting closer and closer, it seems it’s finally about that time to start making predictions or at least theories as to what’s in store for us this year. And what better what to begin than with the biggest veteran to gaming, Nintendo. Now then it’s no secret that Nintendo isn’t exactly finding great ground with the Wii U. With the confusion for consumers that this is in fact a next gen console and not just an accessory to the Wii, plus the long wait for true big console selling titles, and lack of third party support; it feels like Wii U is going to have to pull out all the stops this year to let us know why we need to have a Wii U in our homes by the end of this year.

But it’s not all bad news for Nintendo. On the 3DS front things are doing great. Big titles such as Pokémon X/Y, Fire Emblem, Kingdom Hearts, and other familiar titles have been flourishing on the 3DS making it the go to hand-held unlike the PS Vita. And with the announcement of Pokémon Omega Red and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, it seems Nintendo wants to get some more crazy sales out of the 3DS this year too. But can Nintendo really come out on top this year? Do they have games that will really wow us? And for the first time can they really show us games that make use of their console in a unique way only capable on Wii U? This year for E3 it seems Nintendo intends yet again to go with their own Nintendo Direct-styled event, only this year with a different twist. This year they’ll be streaming their newest games online throughout all of E3, they’ll be hosting a special Smash tournament on the show floor, and they’ll be showing off demos of all the new exclusives at select Best Buys all across the U.S.

Things got a little out of Nintendo’s control last year with the stream acting up for many people or simply not working at all, but it’s possible Nintendo will learn from this mistake and thus be more prepared this year. Mario Kart 8 will be the next big title to grace the Wii U before E3 which is sure to sell some Wii U’s. But definitely big titles such as Super Smash BrosPokémon, and the mysterious Dynasty Warriors/Zelda crossover titled Hyrule Warriors will be showcased at this year’s Nintendo event. As for me personally, I’m also excited for some more Pokémon news as well as more on Bayonetta 2X, and hopefully brand-new IP that will really make use of the Wii U gamepad. Nintendo has always been known for setting new trends not following them. This can be proven from the Wii and how it got many new people into the gaming scene through Wii Sports and a variety of other games. And I still believe Nintendo has the potential to turn things around. The real question is, “Will they?” Only time can tell, but nonetheless everything is riding on what Nintendo does this year at E3 and I can’t wait to see what our favorite underdog pulls out of their sleeve this year.

Google and Nintendo: Catching Pokémon

[EN]: Since Google’s April Fools’ Pokémon hunt was revealed, I have been trying, of course, as a Pokémon master, to catch’em all, but I am still having a hard time finding everyone of them.

So far, I have seen one or more in well-known places I have searched on Google Maps, starting in cities such as NY and LA, but, have you tried Machu Picchu? I can’t believe I found one there. Try it.

[ES]: Desde que se reveló a búsqueda de Pokémon que hizo Google para su Aprol Fools, he estado tratando, claro, como un experto de Pokémon, de atrapar a todos, pero aún tengo momentos difíciles encontrándolos.

Hasta ahora, he visto a uno o más Pokémon en lugares conocidos en Google Mapas., comenzando con ciudades tales como Nueva York y Los Ángeles, pero ¿han tratado en Machu Picchu? No puedo creer que encontré uno ahí. Trátenlo.