Friday, January 6, 2012

Xatu used Future Sight!

It's been six days since the new year started and I'm already excited for what the future holds. New games, cards and other cool stuff have already been announced for Pokémon this upcoming year. Grab the nearest Psychic type near you, order it to do Future Sight, and take a look at what 2012 will bring! ...Or you can just read this post and get a glimpse of what's going down this year.

New cards! The newest expansion, Next Destinies, will be hitting shelves early February. Unlike previous Black and White expansions, Next Destinies features Pokémon from all 5 generations. There is also the return of Pokémon EX cards. I drooled all over the computer screen when I first saw Mewtwo-EX. The theme decks look pretty cool, but I already own the Reshiram and Zekrom card from the first series.  

Can't wait to add this to the collection

While I wasn't as big of a fan for Pokepark as my brother was, I'm still excited for its sequel to come out. The cool thing about Pokepark 2 is that you can control Pikachu, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott. There's also multiplayer minigames. My favorite part about the first game were the battles. It's the closet thing to battling in the anime. 

A Pokémon crossover? Meowth that's right! Completely out of the blue, it was announced that Pokémon will appear in a crossover game with Nobunaga's Ambition. Nobunaga's Ambition is a turn-based RPG where players go around conquering feudal Japan. It's quite interesting how they applied Pokémon to the formula. The gameplay sort of reminds me of Advance Wars. The trainers look pretty cool, especially the guy who owns the Articuno. Unfortunately there is no release date outside of Japan, but here's hoping!

The thing I'm most excited for is to compete in VGC again! A few cities already had their regional tournaments last November. April 15th has been marked on my calendar for a long time, and I've been working all break trying to get my team ready. The competition will be fierce, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

There's still plenty more to come in the year 2012. The year so far is shaping out to be a good one, and I can't wait to see where my Pokémon adventure leads me next!