If you're a fan of Pokemon, and let's be honest aren't we all, then 2016 is going to be a beautifully satisfying year. There is so much content that lies in your wake, whether it be films, games, or even announcements of new Pokemon! 2016 has it all.
But what are you most excited for this year? Are you looking to get your hands on the Wii U fighting game [Pokkén Tournament](tag:3755106)? Are you anticipating the change to your life with the arrival of Pokemon GO? And have you enjoyed the reveal of the latest Pokemon to join the family, Magiana (マギアナ)?
2016 Is The Year For Pokemon Fans!
Let's take a look at all that's coming our way, shall we? And if there's anything that you're particularly excited for then please let us know in the comments. Let's begin with what is probably going to drastically influence our day-to-day existence as Pokemon fans. It is of course:
Pokemon GO is yet to receive a release date, but is due to arrive sometime this year for mobile devices. It'll be free to play, though there will be various microtransactions available for players to indulge in. The game intends to bring Pokemon into our world as we trade with friends and venture around to different structures and land formations to find rare and exciting Pokemon. Who's going to get hit by a bus first?!
This fighting game has been hanging around in Japan for a while now. Pokken Tournament will however be releasing for the Wii U on March 16th worldwide, allowing fans all over the world to really test if this game has what it takes. There have been some unimpressive reports from certain individuals about the Arcade version, though perhaps the Wii U will be the perfect home for this beautiful-looking fighting game!
Though this game hasn't received an official release date for the West, there have been hopeful signs of it being imported. You'll probably recognize this little guy above, but the trailer sure did shock us all. Did you hear Pikachu's voice? Sounds like a disgruntled old man that's been pushed too hard during his years in the police force. Still though, we'd love to check out this point-and-click adventure!
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
Though this game was released last year in North America and Japan, European residents have still been ignored. But that's all about to change! Though allegedly not an exceptional game, it's sure to satisfy a great deal of Pokemon fans out there. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is set to release for the Nintendo 3DS on February 19, 2016.
Volcanion and the Ingenious Magiana
Volcanion and the Ingenious Magiana is a new Pokemon movie that's set to be released in Japan on July 16, 2016. Hopefully we'll get a subtitled version for us soon afterwards and we can bask in all of its glory! But 2016 isn't done with us yet.
Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow
In celebration of the series' 20th anniversary, Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow will release for 3DS worldwide on February 27. Holy mother of God. The games that defined a generation are returning to us all in a matter of months, and there's a beautiful new 3DS you can buy with them too! What more do you want?! This truly is the year of Pokemon.