- The first online Wii game in the Americas.
- The first PokÃ©mon game for Wii.
- The first Wii game to wirelessly link to Nintendo DSâ„¢.
- The first Wii game that lets players use their Nintendo DS as a controller.
PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution is set to become a groundbreaking smash hit this summer.
In battles using NintendoÂ® Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service, players can use their Wii Remoteâ„¢ to compete with friends after exchanging friend codes, or against players of comparable skill. The game automatically searches for other players who are online. The sights and sounds of the game bring the action to life as well: The beautiful graphics show each move in full detail, while the action is narrated by the same announcer from the PokÃ©mon TV show.
The game contains a number of battle modes for different kinds of play. In Colosseum Battle Mode, players have 10 different Colosseums in which to stage their epic challenges. In Nintendo DS Battle Mode, players battle PokÃ©mon that they have raised in their Nintendo DS PokÃ©monÂ® Diamond and PokÃ©monÂ® Pearl games. Up to four players can use their Nintendo DS systems as a wireless controller, which uses the same battle interface found in the DS games.
"Already more than 2 million copies of PokÃ©mon Diamond and PokÃ©mon Pearl have sold in the United States alone," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "The arrival of PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution brings those players a whole new set of challenges and, for the first time on Wii, online battles."
Online setup is extremely easy, even for novices. With a few clicks, players are instantly connected, whether they're using a Wii Remote or a Nintendo DS as a controller.
Trainers are fully customizable. Players can select one of three female or three male Trainers and outfit them with clothing, hats and glasses after earning points during competition. Players can even create personalized in-game text for their Trainers to use when they win or lose a battle.
PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution, rated E for Everyone, launches June 25. For more information about the game, visit www.pokemon-games.com. The Official Nintendo PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution Player's Guide is now available at retail.
I'll be picking up my copy this week as I pre-ordered it two months ago. Once the game store calls to let me know the game is in I will gt in my car and go get it!
This game is more in line with the previous coliseum games rather than the Game Cube games that had an RPG element to them. As such I'm not expecting much out of this game. You can already link up with other trainers for Wi-Fi battling on the DS with Diamond and Pearl. Granted you can customize your trainer and the battles do look cooler but you can't talk to your opponent when battling like you can with the DS games.