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Pokemon Co. files for two more trademarks

Had enough of trademark news yet? I certainly hope not, because they more keep pouring in! Today we have two trademark filings from the Pokemon Co.. The first trademark is Isitsubute (イシツブテ), which is Geodude’s name in Japanese. The second trademark is I Love Hokkaido Discovery Corps (北海道だいすき発見隊), which is an official name used for the Hokkaido X Pokemon campaign.

First details on the Fire Emblem Expo shared

Intelligent Systems has shared the first solid details on the recently-announced Fire Emblem Expo. Nothing too crazy going on here, but it does sound like a nice event. Check out the info below.

- will be held at Zepp Tokyo in Japan on May 4th, 2019
- a “special one-night only Fire Emblem event”
- is being run by Intelligent Systems
- live concert where numerous Fire Emblem songs will be performed
- vocals will be provided by Kawamura Yumi, a popular game music singer
- Yū Kobayashi, the Japanese voice actress for Lucina, will also be there
- there will be a CD featuring the songs performed at the concert, which is planned for a Spring 2019 release
- Radiant Dawn stage drama performed by the voices of Ike, Titania, Micaiah, Sothe and Soren
- artwork exhibition featuring Thracia 776’s original artworks
- merchandise booth
- tickets go on sale December 28th, 2018 at 6 pm (Japan time)
- prices range from 8,500 to 13,000 Yen (including tax)
- show opens at 5 pm, while the stage performances begin from 6 pm

List of Music

Story 2: Each Map’s Beginning – Shadow Dragon and Blade of Light

Final Chapter (The Final Holy War) – Genealogy of the Holy War
Beneath a New Light (Roy’s Courage) – Binding Blade
Companions – Blazing Blade
Determination – The Sacred Stones
Eternal Bond – Radiant Dawn
With Mila’s Divine Protection – Echoes
What Lies at the End – Echoes
Recruitment Medley

Story 5: Encounter – Shadow Dragon and Blade of Light

Recruitment – Genealogy of the Holy War
Comrades – The Sacred Stones
With Us! – Path of Radiance
Battle Medley
Blessing of the Eight Generals I – Blazing Blade
Applying Justice: Leidrick Battle – Thracia 776
Battle 1: Player Attack – Shadow Dragon and Blade of Light
The Devoted – Radiant Dawn
Against the Black Knight – Path of Radiance
Dark Emperor – Mystery of the Emblem

Vocal Songs

Id (Purpose) – Awakening
Dusk Falls – Fates
Lost in Thoughts All Alone – Fates
Fire Emblem Main Theme – Heroes

Pokemon Hub reopens in Hong Kong

After some changes and renovations, the official Pokemon Hub store in Hong Kong has reopened. The storey can be found in Langham Place, and fans were already checking out the location as soon as the doors opened. Good to see the store back in action!

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki almost worked with Nintendo on a game

Nintendo has all sorts of game projects that never got off the ground, but this one truly stings. We now know that Nintendo was planning to team up with Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli to create a title. Nintendo had gone so far as to approach Miyazaki, and Miyazaki was actually interested! He wanted to make a game that takes place in the world of insects, which would have the player seeing the world through the eyes of an insect. Unfortunately, Miyazaki's busy schedule lead to the derailment of this project.

Teaser for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie shown at São Paulo Comic-Con

I think we're all pretty interested in seeing what the Sonic the Hedgehog movie turns out like. We've seen the logo and some behind-the-scenes pics, but we're hungry for more! While we have to hold tight, Paramount revealed a sneak peak during their presentation at the Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil.

While we don't have footage or pics, we do have a few details. The teaser showed a version of Sonic that is recognizable to fans, but with a slightly more realistic approach. Picture how Pikachu looks in games versus the Detective Pikachu movie. The teaser continued on with Sonic running and breaking the sound barrier.

That's all the info we have right now, but we'll be sure to bring you more if it becomes available.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

First details on Tottori prefecture's Sandshrew Festival revealed

The Pokemon Company and the Tottori prefecture in Japan are hosting a Sandshrew Festival campaign from Dec. 6th, 2018 to January 14th, 2019. While the Festival was announced a couple weeks back, we finally have details on what those attending can do.

- Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew mascots are appearing in meet-and-greet sessions in Tottori
- a stamp rally will take place in Tottori
- collect stamps by visiting tourist attractions and you might win a special prize
- prizes include a Sandshrew Sand Statue Figurine by Mortar Magic and Times Sandshrew Letter Set by Inabi Washi
- take a Pokemon GO AR Photo in Tottori featuring Pokemon or the beautiful scenery and upload to Instagram/Twitter
- use the hashtag #sandoidetottori and you might win a prize
- prizes include an Alolan Sandshrew Sand Figurine by Mortar Magic, 10,000 yen gift voucher, and 3 Times Sandshrew Letter Set by Inabi Washi Cooperative Industry
- check out the sand sculpture featuring Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew in front of the museum near the Tottori sand dunes
- special and exclusive Sandshrew merchandise will be offered at local businesses in Tottori
- from December 6 to January 19, 2019, Sandshrew and Alolan Sandshrew encounters in Pokemon GO will drastically increase
- Sunaba Coffee (sand coffee) has changed its name to Sando Coffee (Sandshrew Coffee)
- find Sandshrew artwork and decorations at all Sandshrew Coffee locations in Tottori
- special Sandshrew Coffee menu items and merchandise will be offered at all locations in Tottori

Resident Evil movie reboot gets its writer and director

After 6 installments and $1.2 billion in revenue worldwide, the Resident Evil film franchise is getting a reboot. It's been announced that “47 Meters Down” director Johannes Roberts has been hired by Constantin Film to take the project on. Roberts will take on both writing and directing duties.

Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us seeing release in the Philippines

Good news for Pokemon fans in the Philippines. Pokemon Co. has announced that Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us is going to hit theaters in the region on Dec. 5th, 2018. There will be multiple locations for fans to go check the film out. Hopefully they pack those theaters come tomorrow!

Nintendo grabs 'Pika Vee' trademark in Japan

Nintendo, Creatures Inc, and Game Freak have just filed for another Pokemon-related trademark in Japan. The latest trademark is for the term “Pika Vee” (ピカブイ), which is the shortform of Pikachu and Eevee in Japanese. This phrase is used by both fans and Pokemon Co. in Japan alike.

Reggie shares some kind words about The Game Awards

Nintendo has, over the years, become a big part of the Game Awards. They went from hardly having a presence to revealing new content on the show. In an interview with Variety, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime shared his thoughts on the show, and why Nintendo participates.

“The show represents a global opportunity to honor the past, present and future of our industry and the unique medium we use to tell stories.”