Analog EP71: Wide Enough To Fit a Venom

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a somber episode, remembering the life of the legendary, Stan Lee.

There’s also trailers for Detective Pikachu and Toy Story 4, casting for Swamp Thing and Birds of Prey, and quite a bit of discussion on how to pronounce omnibus on this week’s episode of Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct

Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning, the final before its release. The Direct revealed the final two fighters found in the main game as Ken from Street Fighter, and Incineroar from the Pokemon series. The Direct also detailed new amiibo figures, and several new modes for the upcoming game.

The latest mode, Spirits Mode, replaces collectible trophies in the series, and will serve as support for players through the story mode with hundreds of interesting characters to be found. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.

 

McDonald’s Japan Gets New Pokémon Toys

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McDonald’s Japan has revealed a new set of Pokémon toys for Happy Meals that promote the upcoming movie – Pokémon the Movie: Everyone’s Story. The film is set to release this Friday, on July 13th with the toys becoming available just a few short days ago.

The toys feature three different Pikachu toys, an Eevee toy, and a toy for each Alolan starter. In addition, McDonald’s Japan has also released a video spotlighting each toy and how to use them, which you can check out after the jump.

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Analog EP53: Sparta Was An Abstocracy

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Team Analog is back on the case. Wait… that doesn’t sound right. Josh, Theo, and Bovi are here to cover the coolest shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Christopher Robin and Upgrade, a slew of crazy casting news, and some excellent video game reveals fill out this week’s episode! We even briefly talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

Nintendo Announces Two New Pokemon Games for Switch

After we reported last week about rumors of two new Pokémon titles, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu, and Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee, Nintendo has officially unveiled the games, and they’re something else. The games will act as a remake of Pokémon Yellow, sending players back to the Kanto region to collect the original 151 Pokemon.

In addition, the game will have full Pokémon GO functionality, with players being able to move Pokémon from game-to-game. Lastly, players will be able to use the new Poke-Ball Plus controller to catch them all, as well. The controller will allow players to take the game with them, level them with steps, and light up and make noises thanks to a gyroscope inside the controller itself. Lastly, the game will feature drop-in and drop-out Co-Op for the first time in the series itself. Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think!

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee And Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu Domains Registered

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Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee have been registered as domain names by CSC Corporate Domains, Inc., according to Serebii. The same company previously registered the domain names for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, only a day before the reveal of the games. A potential but unverified logo for Let’s Go! Pikachu has also surfaced, which can be seen above.

Rumors about updated versions of Pokémon Yellow have been swirling for quite some time, with a return to the Kanto region taking place, as well as the Follow feature returning from the classic game. Visually, it is said to be a more HD version of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

FILA x Pokémon Announced for Korea

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FILA Korea has announced a Korean-exclusive partnership with The Pokemon Company featuring five limited edition sneakers inspired by Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Jigglypuff. There’s no word on an international release yet, but it should be possible to find them online via an importer when they release.

Hit the jump to check out more adorable images of the sneakers via Instagram.

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First English Detective Pikachu Trailer

Nintendo has shared the first gameplay trailer for Detective Pikachu, and its English release. The trailer shows off plenty of new gameplay for American audiences, as protagonist, Tim, must join forces with Detective Pikachu to track down his missing Father and uncover the secrets of the mysterious Ryme City.

Detective Pikachu releases in North America and Europe on March 23rd, 2018 for Nintendo 3DS. The game is currently available in Japan, and a film based on the game is set to debut in May 2019.

Ryan Reynolds is Officially Detective Pikachu in Live-Action

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I never thought I would be typing that title, but it’s true. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has signed on to voice the title character in Legendary’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the Pokémon video game, Detective Pikachu.

Reynolds will headline a cast that features up-and-comers Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Supernatural). Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the film with a script from Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy). Filming is expected to begin mid-January in London.

Pokémon Go Halloween Event Announced

Niantic has announced that from October 20th to November 2nd, you’ll find some spooky new faces out and about, as well as some Generation 3 friends, such as Sableye, and Bannette. As with all the other special events, there will also be a special Pikachu for players to collect.

Additionally, during the event, rewards will be doubled for players, and they will also be able to collect Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. On top of that, Niantic has also revealed that additional Generation 3 Pokémon will be available in December.

Front-Runners for Detective Pikachu Emerge

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It was recently confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the popular Great Detective Pikachu was in the works, after the success of Pokemon GO. Since then, Legendary has announced a partnership with The Pokemon Company to bring it to the screen, and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) would direct the film.

Now, it’s come to light a few of the front-runners the studio would like to land for the film. Those names are… ridiculous, to say the least, with Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson, all in line for the role. It would appear they’re still going for that gruff voice.

Vulpix Joins Build-A-Bear

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The adorable Fox Pokemon is officially joining the line-up of Build-A-Bear Workshop’s wildly successful Pokémon line. The 13″ plush is now available in stores, and online. Clothing options for him include an orange Poké-Ball sweater, and a beautiful cape (only available online).

You can hit the jump to check out all 3 options that are available for Vulpix.

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Picross S Headed to Switch

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If you’re not familiar with the Picross series of games, they’re a fantastic and fun little puzzle game, based on puzzles called Nonograms. Nintendo has been an advocate for the set of puzzles for years, dating all the way back to the SNES. Picross games have been released for the DS, and a ton for the 3DS, as well, with the Pokemon and Zelda all receiving their own spin-offs.

Now, the series is headed to Nintendo Switch. Releasing next for $7.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Picross S hits the shop on September 28th, and includes 300 puzzles, and a two-player mode, making it perfect for the Switch.

PokéBall Edition 2DS XL Hitting November 3rd

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a special PokéBall Edition 2DS XL hitting stores on November 3rd. The new edition features a raised, 3D PokéBall design on the top of the case, and a red interior with black buttons.

If you’re interested, pre-orders should open soon, and trust me when I say this is going to go fast.

UPDATE: As you can see above, Japan is continuing to get all the best 2DS color variations, as their Direct announced not only the PokéBall edition, but that amazing Pikachu face version, as well.

Hat Pikachu Coming to Pokémon Sun and Moon

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The Pokémon Company has announced that a code for special edition Pikachu will be given away on September 19, 2017 via the official Pokémon website for Pokémon Sun and Moon players. The Pikachu in question will be wearing one of many protagonist hats from the series. There is, however, a catch. The time in which you enter the code will determine which hat you get:

  • September 19-25, 2017: Pikachu in Ash’s original hat.
  • September 26-October 2, 2017: Pikachu in a Hoenn region hat.
  • October 3-9, 2017: Pikachu in a Sinnoh region hat.
  • October 10-16, 2017: Pikachu in an Unova region hat.
  • October 17-23, 2017: Pikachu in a Kalos region hat.
  • October 24-30, 2017: Pikachu in a Alola region hat.

People who attend screenings Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You will receive a QR code for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon that will give them Pikachu wearing Ash’s new hat from the film. They will also get a Pokémon Trading Card Game card with Pikachu wearing the hat, which you can see after the jump.

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