Monday, January 17, 2022

New Pokémon Legends: Arceus Gameplay Preview Offers Best Look Yet At What This Game Actually Is

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have released a new gameplay preview trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and it’s a 13-minute look at what we’ll actually be doing in the game when it launches on January 28.  It offers the best look yet at this new take on the Pokémon formula, which is especially exciting because as of late, Nintendo has been churning out trailer after trailer showcasing essentially the same content. Not to mention, no official public hands-on previews have happened for this game so we don’t even know what playing Arceus feels like. However, today’s gameplay preview video provides some answers to a lot of the questions we had.  Click here to watch embedded media Exploration The trailer doubles down on the open-hub nature of the Hisui region, citing that each biome has different Pokémon to catch, terrain to traverse, and raw materials to gather. These raw materials can be used to craft items such as healing items, lures, smoke bombs, Poké Balls, and more, and the narrator says your Pokémon can help you find these materials too.  Wild Pokémon Different Pokémon appear based on the time of the day and weather conditions. Plus, different species have different temperaments. Some are skittish and might run away. Others are aggressive. If a Pokémon detects you, it will be in an alert state and it will deflect all Poké Balls you throw at it. In order to catch an alert Pokémon, you’ll need to battle it with one of your own.  You can distract Pokémon with things like food, too. Also, if you encounter aggressive Pokémon, they might immediately attack you and if you take too much damage, you’ll blackout and lose some of the items you were carrying.  Pokédex  As part of the Survey Corps, your job is to fill out the Pokédex. This doesn’t just consist of catching Pokémon – that will only get some of the survey report filled out. You’ll need to witness them doing certain moves or observe them at different parts of the day to learn more about the species and ultimately, complete their Pokédex entry.  Traversing The Hisui Region Because of how large the Hisui region is, you’ll have access to special “blessed” Pokémon that you can ride on. For example, you can ride Wyrdeer to navigate land faster, but you can also immediately hop onto the back of a Hisuian Braviary to fly through the skies, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire-style. Basculegion lets you skim through the rivers and seas of the Hisui region, too.  Jubilife Village Jubilife Village is the center of operations for the Galaxy Expeditions Team, which is a group of people who have set up camp in the Hisui region to learn about it and the Pokémon within. They’re made up of the Survey Corps, Security Corps, and Medical Corps. Jubilife is your home base and it’s here you’ll collect tasks and turn in completed ones. You can also purchase crafted items and clothes here, and trade Pokémon with other players here, too.  Missions and Requests Part of the gameplay loop of Arceus is completing missions and requests. The latter are small tasks to help the people of Hisui while the former is how you progress through Arceus’ story. You can use your Arc Phone in a very Sheikah Slate-way to set waypoints, map out the region, and more as well.  Battle As expected, battling in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is turn-based, like the traditional Pokémon games. However, there’s a twist in the form of different move styles. If you use an Agile-Style move, it raises the user’s action speed, which means their next move might happen sooner but the move will be weaker. Strong-Style moves, on the other hand, cause your Pokémon to sit out for a move and in return, hit stronger the next time they attack.  Alpha Pokémon will be tough to battle but easily spotted thanks to their large size and glowing red eyes. Catching them will be tough, but it will be worth it.  Customization You can customize your character with a variety of clothing items at the Clothier in Jubilife Village. As you progress through the journey of Arceus, you’ll unlock more and more items including hairstyles, shirts, pants, and more.  Noble Pokémon Noble Pokémon are special frenzied creatures that rampage across the Hisui region. They’re easy to spot, too, as they glow gold. These are essentially boss battles. Depleting their health won’t end the fight. Instead, you’ll need to throw special balms at them made of their favorite food. In between throwing balms, you’ll need to dodge its attacks to survive. At some point during the fight, the Pokémon will reveal an opening and then you can attack. Now, you have to actually defeat it in battle before you can finally catch it. The narrator promises that these will be some of the toughest battles in the entire game.  And that’s where the video ends. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will hit the Switch on January 28. While waiting for its release, catch up on some of the recently-released trailers, starting with this Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer that introduces the Diamond and Pearl clans to the game. Watch this trailer for a better look at the environments, NPCs, and Pokémon we’ll be catching after that, and then watch this one for a better look at the crafting in the game.  Are you excited for Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Let us know in the comments below!
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    CS Collectibles: Asajj Ventress, Luke Skywalker & More!

    CS Collectibles: Asajj Ventress, Luke Skywalker & More!

    Hello and welcome to the latest edition of CS Collectibles, ComingSoon.net’s newest weekly column that brings you the best in premium collectibles! Find out all the latest on statues, figures, posters, cards, eBay deals, Amazon deals & much more below!

    News

    For fans lamenting the postponed San Diego Comic-Con this year, Sideshow Collectibles has declared ‘The Con is On!’ 2021 marks the return of Sideshow Con – Sideshow’s popular spin on the now-commonplace virtual con, which will take place July 19– July 25, 2021. While most of SDCC’s exhibitors took their booths online for digital events in 2020, Sideshow Con centered around a real-world physical booth space. A custom-made installation that recreated Sideshow’s Comic Con exhibition/art gallery-style presence.

    This exhibition-style setup featured hundreds of statues, figures, art prints, and collectibles, and enabled fans from all over the world to engage with Sideshow’s team for 7 whole days, exploring a physical space from the comfort of their own homes. Fans had live access to HD streams of all of the new reveals from Sideshow and their brand partners, as well as a wealth of show-exclusive products, discounts, contests, and more!

    Now, in 2021, Sideshow plans to raise the bar even higher…

    Read more by clicking here!

    Sideshow

    I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”

    The Force is strong with this Star Wars collectible. Sideshow is proud to present the Luke Skywalker Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

    The Luke Skywalker Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure captures Luke’s journey through Return of the Jedi with an incredible variety of customizable display options.  Recreate key scenes from the Star Wars saga with the three distinct looks included with the Luke Skywalker Deluxe figure- Jabba’s Palace Luke, Endor Luke, and Jedi Knight Luke.

    Travel to Jabba’s Palace with the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker in disguise. Featuring a detailed portrait of the character’s appearance in Star Wars Episode VI, Luke Skywalker wears a hooded brown cloak over his iconic black Jedi outfit, including a long sleeve shirt and pants. The figure also includes the gray tunic and sash as worn while infiltrating the thuggish gangster’s stronghold. Remove the gray tunic and attach Luke’s black leather-like belt with a pouch and saber hook to recreate his Jedi look from his final showdown with Darth Vader.

    Then, hop on a speeder and travel to the forest moon of Endor with Luke Skywalker dressed in his belt and camouflage poncho, along with articulated black boots. The figure includes a portrait with the detailed likeness of Luke Skywalker wearing a non-removable Commando Helmet.  Evade Scout Troopers and save the Rebellion with the Endor Luke look.

    The Luke Skywalker Deluxe Sixth Scale Star Wars Figure also includes eleven different swap-out hands in a variety of poses including Force Gesture hands, bare and gloved fists, and assorted grip hands for holding his DL-18 Blaster Pistol or lightsaber with removable blade.

    Witness the Return of the Jedi– to your collection! Add the Luke Skywalker Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure to your galaxy of Star Wars collectibles today.

    Luke Skywalker Deluxe Star Wars Sixth Scale Figure – $235.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    “Your fall will be my ascension.”

    Sideshow presents the Asajj Ventress Mythos Statue, joining the galaxy of Star Wars collectibles.

    As a collection, Sideshow’s Mythos series are fine art collectibles that allow the collector to imagine what could have been, but maybe never was. Myths meant to be initiated by the eye and completed by the mind.

    The Asajj Ventress Mythos Statue measures over 22” tall as the lethal Nightsister stands poised on the growths of a Dathomirian swamp base. Beneath her feet lies a Ssurian skull snared in the vines of her home planet’s native flora as the Sith assassin wields her dual red lightsabers in preparation for battle.

    The polystone Asajj Ventress Mythos Statue has PVC elements and features an intricate, fully sculpted costume in the Nightsisters’ traditional black and red hues, detailed with realistic and dynamic fabric-like movement. Her black bodice, leg guards, and gloves all have a wrapped and roughened appearance while her red hood, skirts, and the feathers adorning her shoulders are sculpted with dramatic, billowing flow.

    Ventress’s signature pale complexion contrasts with her bold costume, and her hooded portrait features the Zabrak’s signature facial markings around the mouth and eyes. The Asajj Ventress Mythos Statue also includes an alternate portrait with her hood down, revealing her bald head and piercing white gaze, allowing collectors to reveal this enemy of the Jedi with an additional display option.

    Harness the magick of Dathomir and add the Asajj Ventress Mythos Statue to your Star Wars collection today.

    Asajj Ventress™ Mythos Star Wars Statue – $595.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Diamond Select

    A Diamond Select Toys release! One of the most requested Marvel Select action figures is now a reality! Despite being one of Iron Man’s oldest and deadliest foes, the Titanium Man has never been captured in his classic appearance as an action figure. Now, this 9.5” figure will fill a massive hole in fans’ collections! Featuring 16 points of articulation, this figure features an interchangeable Boris Bullski head, interchangeable hands, and clip-on energy effects. It comes packaged in display-ready Select action figure packaging with side-panel artwork for shelf reference. Designed by Yuri Tming, sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!

    DIAMOND SELECT TOYS Marvel Select: Titanium Man Action Figure

    A Diamond Select Toys release! The ultimate fan-demanded action figure line is here! Featuring characters from classic Disney action films this assortment of 7-inch-scale action figures includes robot V I N Cent (with b O B ) from “the Black hole ” evil robot Maximilian from “the Black hole” And from his own film The high-flying Rocketeer! Each figure includes multiple interchangeable parts and the black hole robots each include a diorama base from the interior of the USS Cygnus Each comes packaged on a blister card Designed by Yuri tming sculpted by gentle giant Studios!

    DIAMOND SELECT TOYS The Rocketeer Disney Select Classic Action Figure, Multicolor, Model:Disney Select Classic Rocketeer Af

    Mondo

    IN BATTLE, THERE ARE NO EQUALS!

    “They show extreme intelligence, even problem-solving intelligence. Especially the big one.” He has hunted many a dangerous predator, but against a pack of raptors, is Robert Muldoon the hunter or the hunted? In Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen vs Raptors, these clever girls use their speed and agility to surround their prey, getting stronger when they attack together. InGen’s Game Warden and his Security Team lay traps to slow their opponent down and attack from range in a matchup 65 million years in the making.

    Unmatched: Jurassic Park – InGen VS Raptors Jurassic Park Board Game – $30.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    We all adore Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Rick and Morty. Sideshow and Mondo are proud to present the very first official polystone statue for the series!

    Designed by Eric Siebenaler, sculpted by Tufan Sezer, and painted by Mara Ancheta, this statue lovingly brings the bonkers character design into vivid 3D and features multiple interchangeable tentacles and hands.

    Rick & Morty Rick and Morty Sixth Scale Figure Set – $100.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Iron Studios

    Sideshow and Iron Studios present the Batman & Batmobile Art Scale 1:10 Deluxe Statue Collectible Set.

    Based on the 1989 movie Batman directed by Tim Burton. Batman is posed with the iconic Batmobile. Batman & the Batmobile are displayed on a Batcave themed base.

    “You ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?” Well, you can now with this Batman collectible. Add this to your collection today!

    Batman & Batmobile Deluxe DC Comics 1:10 Scale Statue – $1,000.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Sideshow and Iron Studios are proud to announce the Batman Deluxe Mini Co. Collectible Figure from the Mini Co. Hero Series line.

    These hand-painted DC Comics collectible figures were created by Iron Studios and are the perfect size for any desk or shelf no matter the size of your collection.

    A must-have for fans of DC Comics!

    Batman (Deluxe) Mini Co. DC Comics Collectible Figure – $32.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Prime 1 Studios

    “Oh, I never really wanted to be a Lord. It wasn’t what you would call an aspiration. But when life throws you time travels, sometimes you gotta make travel-ade.”

    Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the Sengoku Joker (Deluxe Version) from Batman Ninja (Animated Film). From the top creators of Japan, Batman Ninja is a Japanese animated film directed by Junpei Mizusaki (“Opening Animation for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Series”).

    Batman Ninja takes a journey across the ages as Gorilla Grodd’s time displacement machine transports many of Batman’s worst enemies to feudal Japan – along with the Dark Knight and a few of his allies. The villains take over the forms of the feudal lords that rule the divided land, with the Joker taking the lead among the warring factions. As his traditional high-tech weaponry is exhausted almost immediately, Batman must rely on his intellect and his allies including Catwoman and the extended Bat-family to restore order to the land and return to present-day Gotham City.

    The Statue is inspired by Takashi Okazaki’s stunning design that he created for Batman Ninja Animation. It is crafted with great attention to detail. We also believe it perfectly captures the atmosphere of feudal Japan and the characteristics of Joker. The words on the flag say Devil King Of The Sixth Heaven (Dairokuten-No-Mao/ 第六天の魔王) which is a Devil King from Buddhism.

    It is a great companion piece to display next to the Ninja Batman. Make sure to collect these two unique statues!

    Sengoku Joker (Deluxe Version) DC Comics Statue – $1,499.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Groovy!“

    Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio present the 1:3 scale Ash Williams statue from Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn.

    Ashley Joanna Williams also known as Ash is the anti-hero protagonist of the Evil Dead series, played by Bruce Campbell, and created by director Sam Raimi. Ash is one of the few non-monster characters in the “Horror” genre to have such notoriety. He is most easily recognized based on his final iconic appearance armed with a sawed-off double barrel shotgun and a chainsaw strapped to the stump on his right arm where his hand once was. Capturing the likeness and details of Bruce Campbell, this Museum Masterline 1:3 scale statue of Ash Williams comes with an additional alternate portrait stepping on a trap door with Henrietta trying to escape from the cabin cellar floor.

    The Exclusive version of Ash Williams includes an extra alternate portrait.

    Evil Dead fans don’t miss your chance to own Ash with his infamous chainsaw and his sawed-off double barrel shotgun!

    Ash Williams Evil Dead II Statue – $1,499.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    PCS Collectibles

    The Satsui no Hado has long been a cautionary tale in the Street Fighter franchise, a destructive form of Ki that exploits the baser aspects of humanity, corrupting even the purest of souls. Goutetsu taught it to his student Akuma, who embraced it, and Gouken, who recognized it’s risk, refusing to train his own disciples.

    The more we were warned about it, the more we speculated on what would happen if a character as strong as Ryu forsook his education and let the Satsui consume him.

    Evil Ryu is our answer, Ryu turned inside out, the surge of murderous intent awakened. He can no longer resist the evil energy within, plunging deeper into darkness with every victory. Purged of all traces of honor and decency, this is a Ryu with a blood thirst and ritualistic belligerence bordering on a feral barbarism. Assuming this anger has made him mindless would be your last mistake, however, as Dark Ryu is perhaps the most calculating and dangerous character in the game.

    In Story Mode, we’ve seen Ryu flashback to his fateful fight with Sagat, how his “cheap win” still torments him. Eyes literally red with anger, he unleashed a Metsu Shoryuken so devastating it scarred Sagat’s chest. Disfiguring an opponent was anguishing enough, but what truly frightened and shamed Ryu is how much feeling that power excited him.

    But was it an even more pivotal moment in the franchise than we realize?

    Sideshow and Pop Culture Shock Collectibles are proud to present their independent 1:4 scale Evil Ryu statue, a unique sculpt created from the actual CG model, and not just a palette swap.

    This is Ryu stained with the blood of death, Supreme Master of the Fist, brutal and murderous, looking for the one that can defeat him. The fine artists at Pop Culture Shock have perfectly captured his menace and power, perfecting all his signature elements, from his animalistic fangs to his Akuma-like spikey inferno of hair. And of course, no Evil Ryu would be complete without the gaping crater to hell burned into his chest, or that scar on his back that looks ominously like a “Heaven” kanji.

    This high-quality polystone collectible features Evil Ryu in his DLC Player 2 tailored cloth costume, LEDs in the eyes, chest, and back and a screaming portrait. This collectible also has a certificate of authenticity.

    Evil Ryu Dark Hado Street Fighter Statue – $269.99
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Pop Culture Shock is proud to present Oro, Street Fighter III‘s residential senjutsu master. A longtime favorite of owner Jerry Macaluso, this bizarre brawler is finally coming to life in life-like detail cast in poly-stone resin.

    “Oro is such a great character and he’s really underserved in terms of product that’s been made for Street Fighter,” said Mr. Macaluso, “I am glad we can help fix that.”
    PCS’s team of professional sculptors have outdone themselves with this statue, putting eye-popping attention-to-detail in every crease and fold of the ancient one’s anatomy. A weather-worn garment completes the look of the cave-dwelling legendary fighter.

    Oro is a hermit of Japanese descent who is over 140 years old, having mastered the secrets of immortality. He lives in a deep cave within the Amazon. Although he may not seem very strong, his lack of attachments has allowed him to exceed his legendary fighting skills beyond those of an ordinary person, though he does seem to have a weakness for cute girls. He attained such extraordinary abilities through the mastery of an extreme fighting style known as senjutsu (仙術?). He sets out on a journey to find a worthy successor of his secrets in order to kill time. Through the use of magic, he sealed one of his arms in order to even the odds in favor of his opponents.

    Hot Toys

    Hot Toys team is extremely delighted to announce the brand new series – CosRider. Bringing fans beloved characters and their unique vehicles in a super cool way, the newly debuted series is a collection to be displayed individually, or set as a stylish display.

    Combining the vintage coin-operated amusement ride in our childhood memories and the iconic driving scenes from the classic productions in DC universe, CosRider collectible has skillfully transformed the characters’ appearance and their distinctive vehicles into an adorable line-up.

    Features coin-operated mechanical design, original music tune, LED light-up function, built-in rocking motion, and movie-theme stickers for fans to customize the whole design. CosRider in the same series can even be coupled up and rock together in the fun melody of Hot Toys original.

    Sideshow and Hot Toys present the DC CosRider series The Joker™ and Harley Quinn CosRider from Suicide Squad. Each collectible in the series measures approximately 11 – 13.5cm tall.

    Check out this fun collection and start your engines today!

    The Joker & Harley Quinn DC Comics Collectible Figure – $50.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    “Excuse me sir, but that R2-D2 is in prime condition, a real bargain” – C-3PO

    A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served a number of crucial characters in the Star Wars galaxy, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils.

    Appearing in many memorable scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy with Luke Skywalker and his friends, Artoo is an endearing character and Sideshow and Hot Toys are delighted to present the new sixth scale collectible figure of R2-D2 (Deluxe Version) with many accessories as seen in the original trilogy for fans to recreate the iconic moments from the Star Wars galaxy!

    The amazing collectible Star Wars figure is specially crafted with a meticulously crafted diecast metal dome, a highly detailed mechanical construction body with functioning panels and a retractable middle leg, and remote controlled LED light-up function and sound effect function featuring 14 iconic R2-D2 sounds. This collectible figure also comes with numerous accessories including various types of mechanical arms and tools, the Death Star plans data card, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hilt, and two mini Princess Leia hologram figures with a light-up base.

    This extraordinary R2-D2 Deluxe Version Star Wars collectible will surely be a welcomed addition to your collection!

    R2-D2 Deluxe Version Star Wars Sixth Scale Figure – $243.00
    from: Sideshow Inc.

    Super7

    “Robots in disguise!” The Super7 x Transformers collaboration expands as the Autobots and Decepticons join the 3.75-inch ReAction Figure world!

    Skyfire, the former Decepticon turned Autobot, comes with Ion Blaster accessory. Packaged on a card back featuring brand new retro-style art.

    Figure does not convert.

    SUPER7 TRANW02-SKY-02 Reaction Figure

    “They’re coming out of the walls!”

    Super7 is terrified to debut the first releases in the new Aliens 3.75-inch ReAction Figures line! Unleashed are the Alien Warriors awaiting Ripley and the Marines on Acheron (LV-426). The figures are brand new sculpts based on the Alien Warriors from everyone’s favorite 2nd Alien movie. Terrifying!

    DEEP NERD CUT: The colors of these Alien Warrior ReAction Figures were inspired by the original Alien Warrior costumes used in the filming of Aliens. There were 9 different colored suits used in the movie and these represent 3 of them (Midnight Black, Dusk Brown, and Nightfall Blue) and each figure has a different terrifying pose.

    SUPER7 ALISW01-AWC-02 Reaction Figure

    Loot Crate

    Loot Crate announces its May Wizarding World subscription box, titled “Nobody’s Prefect,” themed after the Hogwarts house founders.
    To assist students in their new role, May’s Nobody’s Prefect crate features an exclusive Mischief Managed Tee, a Sorting Hat House Heat-changing Mug, a Pygmy Puff Clutch, a pair of Zonko’s Shoelaces, and more.

    his bi-monthly subscription will include unique and officially licensed collectibles, apparel, figures, memorabilia & more.

    Wizarding World Loot Crate pricing starts at $39.99 plus shipping and handling.

    Orders for the Nobody’s Prefect crate must be placed by May 3 at 9:00 pm PST. Supplies are limited so order now to avoid disappointment.

    Subscribe to Loot Crate for exclusive collectibles inspired by the Wizarding World!

    Wizards of the Coast

    Click here to purchase Zendikar Rising Draft Booster Box!

    Click here to purchase Zendikar Rising Bundle!

    Click here to purchase Ikoria!

    Click here to purchase Core 2021!

    Click here to purchase the Kaldheim Collector Booster Box!

    Click here to purchase the Kaldheim Set Booster Box!

    Click here to purchase the Kaldheim Draft Booster Box!

    Click here to purchase the Kaldheim Bundle!

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