Hello and welcome to another week of gaming news recaps! Pokémon fans don’t have to wait much longer as a cool new demo is on its way, the Xbox One receives more changes, and Americans can finally digitally pre-order and purchase games thanks to Nintendo. Read on to find out more.
Pokémon Demo Releases Next Week
This week the Pokémon Company International announced that the demo for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be available for the Nintendo 3DS on October 21st. To get hold of the demo, players need to obtain a serial code before going to the Nintendo eShop on their 3DS or 2DS to download it. Where to get that code, depends on where you live, so check the list on Serebii for the breakdown by country. The demo will allow players the chance to battle using mega-evolutions of their starter Pokémon, and they will be able to keep any items as well as one of their special Pokémon to transfer onto the full game when it releases next month. A new trailer for the Pokémon remake has also been released which shows off a few of the new mega evolutions, and gameplay.
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released on November 21st in North America and on the 28th of November in Europe. For more information on the new Pokémon remakes, click here.
Also check out the trailer for the new mega-evolutions below.
Xbox One Receives System Update
Microsoft have announced a heap of new system updates for the Xbox One. Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb specified the full list of changes on the his blog, which are designed to “take advantage of the multitasking capabilities of Xbox One and connect with your friends in better ways than before.” The Snap center has been updated for better access to various features while playing a game–including Game DVR, Clock, Messages, and Friends–and makes it easier to close Snap apps whilst playing a game. New SmartGlass features have also been added meaning that you can now see a list of your friends top ten games in your profile. The Xbox One devices and accessories page has also been updated, and security for players passwords has also been improved.
Purchase and Pre-order Nintendo eShop Games on the Web
Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners in North America now have the option to pre-order and purchase digital games via the web and sending the download to their consoles. Posts pointing out the service on NeoGAF and Tiny Cartridge show that the service extends to a select number of Nintendo published titles and include Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U and Super Smash Bros. and Animal Crossing:New Leaf on 3DS. Nintendo is also offering pre-order options for a bun ch of upcoming titles including Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, and the new Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire title.
Head over to Nintendo’s games website to see some of the latest games and upcoming releases.
Garden Warfare Hits EA Access
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is now part of EA Access, Electronics Arts’ subscription plan that offers a handful of Xbox One games for a monthly or annual fee. Garden Warfare will be joining Madden NFL 25, Fifa 14, Battlfield 4, Need for Speed Rivals and Peggle 2. Need for Speed Rivals was added to EA’s Access list just last month.
Announced and launched in beta this July, the service only lets users download and play certain Xbox One games for as long as they have an active EA Access subscription. The subscription costs $4.99 monthly or $29.99 annually. The service also offers early access to selected games and a 10% discount on digital purchases of Xbox One games published by Electronic Arts.
You can find out more about EA Access here.
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