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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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    Mayans M.C. Season 3 Trailer: One Wrong Move Could Take up a War

    Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer: one wrong move could start a war FX has released the full trailer for the upcoming third season of their Sons of Anarchy spinoff series Mayans M.C., providing us a preview of what to expect in the new season as EZ Reyes and the gang deal with the border shutdown. The series is scheduled to make its return on March 16, 2021. Check out the Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer in the player below! One wrong move could start a war. Watch the SEASON 3 OFFICIAL TRAILER now. #MayansFX returns March 16th. Next day FX on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/g2cWphG0Il — Mayans MC (@MayansFX) February 22, 2021 RELATED: Danny Boyle to Direct Sex Pistols Limited Series For FX Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history for seven seasons. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run. Purchase the first season of Mayans here! The spinoff series is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp. RELATED: Taika Waititi’s New Comedy Reservation Dogs Gets a Series Order at FX Mayans MC stars Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, and Carla Baratta. Noberto Barba directed the pilot and will be an Executive Producer, with Sutter serving as Executive Producer and Elgin James serving as Co-Executive Producer. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

    Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Talks Alien Miniseries He Pitched to FX 

    Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Talks Alien Miniseries He Pitched to FX During an interview with Observer, Emmy winner and Fargo series creator Noah Hawley discussed the Alien miniseries he had pitched to FX in 2019, with a specific focus on the “human drama.” RELATED: Fargo Season 4 First Look Dives Deeper Into the 1950s Set Story “Alien is on some level the complete opposite of Star Trek,” Hawley told the outlet. “It’s sort of about humanity at its worst. There’s this moment in the second film when Sigourney says, ‘I don’t know which species is worse. At least they don’t screw each other over for a percentage.’ If you look at what Aliens tends to be, it’s usually a trapped story – trapped in a ship, trapped in a prison, etc. And because the Alien has this life cycle to it, where it goes from egg, to chestburster, to xenomorph, there becomes a certain routine to it.” “I thought it would be interesting if you could expand,” he continued. “If you’re going to make something for television, you’ve got 10 hours let’s say. Even if you have a lot of action, like two hours, then you’re still going to have eight hours left. So what is the show about? That’s what I tried to talk to them about. As I did with Legion, the exercise is: Let’s take the superhero stuff out of the show and see if it’s still a great show. What’s the show about? Let’s take the Alien out of the show. What’s the show about? What are the themes, who are the characters and what is the human drama? Then we drop the aliens back in and we go, ‘This is great. Not only is there great human drama, but there’s aliens!’” RELATED: Black Narcissus Trailer Sets November Premiere for New FX Miniseries What do you think about Hawley’s idea for a new miniseries set within the Alien universe? Do you hope to see the pitch come to fruition one day? Sound off in the comments below!

    Mandatory Streamers: Fargo Returns For a fresh Story Occur the 1950s

    Mandatory Streamers: Fargo Returns For a New Story Set in the 1950s Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of September 21, Fargo returns with a new installment in the Golden Globe and Emmy winning anthology series led by Chris Rock and set in the 1950s. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here! FX Fargo, Season 4 Premiere: In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy – that of exploitation, graft, and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons. Emmy winner Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo. Award-winning creator, showrunner, writer, and director Noah Hawley returns for the new season, along with Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and John Cameron returning as executive producers. The new installment in the anthology series will debut on Sunday, September 27, and will be available to stream on FX on Hulu. [embedded content] Amazon Prime Video Utopia, Series Premiere: Based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly, the drama mystery focuses on a group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and forced into the dangerous, unique, and ironic position of saving the world. Starring John Cusack (1408), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham), and Sasha Lane (Hellboy), the Gillian Flynn-created adaptation will premiere on Friday, September 25. [embedded content] Apple TV+ Tehran, Series Premiere: In the new drama thriller directed and co-created by Daniel Syrkin and starring Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, and Navid Negahban, Tamar (Sultan) is a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran’s nuclear reactor. But when her mission fails and she’s trapped in a new life, Tamar must plan an operation that will place everyone dear to her in jeopardy. The series will begin streaming on Friday, September 25.  Renewals Harley Quinn, Season 3: HBO Max has renewed the popular adult-animated series Harley Quinn for a Season 3, with a return in late 2021! The first two seasons are available to stream now on DC Universe and HBO Max. Power Book II: Ghost, Season 2: Starz has renewed the Power spinoff series Power Book II: Ghost for a second season! The early renewal comes after the series became the network’s most-watched new show with record-breaking multiplatform views in its debut week.

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