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Pokémon Unite is the very first Pokémon MOBA game

Coming to Switch and mobile

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Admittedly, Pokémon isn’t for everyone. Not everyone wants to collect cute creatures and battle them for glory. As of late, however, The Pokémon Company is adamantly eager to get everyone into one of the world’s largest franchises ever. Last week, the company announced three new games outside of its usual wheelhouse of titles, including one that teaches children how to brush their teeth.

Today, The Pokémon Company is expanding even further. In a follow-up to last week’s event, the company has announced its very first multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game, Pokémon Unite.

Much like the ever-popular League of Legends or Mobile Legends, Pokémon Unite will pit players against each other in a five-on-five online battlefield. However, instead of using fantasy heroes, the game will recruit your favorite Pokémon, including Pikachu, Charizard, Blastoise, Venusaur, Gengar, and Lucario. And those are just a few of the ones previewed in the trailer!

If you’re wondering how a Pokémon MOBA can be any good, the game will come from both The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games. The latter is, of course, one of the biggest names in the MOBA scene today.

Pokémon Unite will launch for free on both the Nintendo Switch and on mobile devices. However, The Pokémon Company has not confirmed the game’s eventual release date. The game is still under development.

SEE ALSO: 77-year-old arrested for playing Pokémon Go

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Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition out now

One of the best JRPGs

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The Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is finally out today. And, it’s available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Epic Games Store. Over 34 years after the first release of Dragon Quest, the highly acclaimed series finally secures compatibility across multiple platforms.

This stunning and fun standalone adventure is a great starting point for new players and warmly welcomes dedicated fans with all the familiar RPG features in their Dragon Quest series arsenal.

The game lets you take up the mantle of The Luminary with a unique cast of loyal companions. You get to immerse in riveting gameplay and enthralling storylines.

The hunted Hero will need to travel across continents and vast oceans to uncover mysteries of his past all while, taking on the ominous threats facing his world. The enchanting world is brought to life by series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama.

New Features and Updates

Making sure the game stays the best of its genre for RPG fans everywhere, this definitive version of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is packed with new features and upgrades! Key updates include:

  • New character side plots — Get to know your companions more than ever with individual backstories and adventures
  • Retro 2D mode — Switch and choose between stunning 3D and retro 16-bit 2D graphics that’ll bring nostalgic RPG plays
  • 16-bit World of Tickington — Journey to and from previous Dragon Quest worlds reimagined into retro 16-bit graphics that are riddled with fun side-quests to immerse in.
  • Japanese dubbing — Pick and choose between Japanese or English voiceovers
  • Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack — Travel the world of Erdrea and switch between the originally synthesized soundtrack or a newly added symphonic soundtrack
  • Photo mode — Immortalize your adventures with the perfect photo by rearranging characters, arranging poses, and changing angles
    Additional Draconian Mode options, Adjustable Battle Speeds and more

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Epic Games Store.

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Pokémon releases ASMR videos with Pikachu

With Charmander and Squirtle

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For a Pokémon fan, a completely impossible but totally adorable dream is to hang out with their favorite Pokémon for an afternoon. As of late, however, The Pokémon Company has amped up their lifestyle-oriented products, connecting our favorite creatures with our daily lives. Now, there’s another way to introduce more Pokémon into our lives. The Pokémon Company released official Pikachu-themed ASMR videos.

On the company’s official YouTube channel, a new ASMR video has the beloved Electric-type Pokémon playing around in a patio for 15 minutes. In the video, Pikachu plays catch with the viewer and says “pika” or “Pikachu.” As expected, the video was recorded with ASMR mics.

However, if a high-pitched cry doesn’t rock your giblets, The Pokémon Company also has other, quieter ASMR alternatives. The most relaxed one has a tiny Charmander sleeping in front of a crackling, ASMR-friendly campfire. Sometimes, the campfire goes out and the Fire-type Pokémon relights the fire with its fiery tale.

A third one has Squirtle running around on the beach with others. Naturally, the video’s ASMR comes from the splashing of the waves.

Right now, there are only three available videos. Still, it’s a pretty cute background for when you’re doing something.

SEE ALSO: #pokemonmastersex trends on Twitter

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Potential PlayStation 5 Pro pops up in new patent

Only a month after the original PS5 launch

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So, does anyone have a PlayStation 5 yet? If not, you’re one of the millions of gamers who lost to dozens of bots. However, despite the global shortage, Sony seemingly already has its sights set on the next, next generation. A leaked patent reportedly reveals the PlayStation 5 Pro.

Spotted by GSMArena, the patent, filed by Sony back in January, previews a console with two GPUs simultaneously to deliver smoother graphics. Though today’s PCs can already wield two GPUs, the patented device purportedly does so at a much more efficient clip than current PC technology. If done properly, the console can play games at 4K resolution and at 120 frames per second. The patent also mentioned a console with larger and faster storage options.

Given the console’s clearly superior hardware, the patent most likely pertains to the PlayStation 5 Pro, a higher-tier variant of the current generation.

However, since the device is still just a patent, no one knows when a new PlayStation 5 variant will come out. For now, everyone is still trying to get their hands on the new PlayStation 5 devices. Based on the previous generation’s life cycle, the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will likely enjoy a few years in the spotlight before a new entry spoils the fun.

SEE ALSO: A somber look at the PlayStation 5 crisis

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