Posted September 12, 2015 by Derek Vicente in Gaming

THIS WEEK IN VIDEO GAMES: Pokémon, Dragon’s Dogma, and more

Pikachu of Pokemon

Photo courtesy of The Verge.


Nintendo’s surprise announcement of Pokémon GO! puts everyone a step closer in realizing their childhood dream of catching a Pokémon outside the monitors of a DS. The trailer itself is an explosion of mixed emotions we’ve felt after encountering a Ratata outside Palette or engaging Mewtwo after The Elite Four’s sound defeat. Town. Other than that, the game itself has aged fashionably, allowing younger generations to effortlessly insert themselves in the Gotta Catch ‘Em All hunting party.

More importantly, Nintendo has seen mobile as a platform to introduce new and exciting games to a large, always moving forward demographics. Pokémon GO! can be perceived as the lynchpin of Nintendo’s plan to revolutionize gaming concepts outside the DS – we have not taken mobile seriously and yet here we are, nervously excited about the possibilities of playing an augmented version of Pokémon on the streets, underwater, at the mouth of an active volcano, or anywhere our curious feet would take us.

Pokémon GO! has been scheduled for a 2016 release for both Android and iOS.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming back

Capcom has announced that Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will be making a re-debut on the PC by January 2016. Originally available for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Dragon’s Dogma was vaunted for its combat and incorporation of unique AI-controlled hirelings called Pawns. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen contains a lot of extended content, including one additional island sprawling with powerful monsters players can test their might against.

Star Wars: Uprising available now on Android and iOs

Star Wars: Uprising is a mobile MMO, which officially continues the Star Wars expanded universe after the fall of the Galactic Empire. The Anoat sector can still feel the Empire’s oppressive rule, and it’s your job to liberate the people and become a hero.

The Flame in the Flood - The Molasses Flood

Good choice for a companion.

The Flame in the Flood will be launched on September 24

The Flame in the Flood is about two survivors, one female scout and her reliable pooch, and their struggle to navigate a post-societal America deluged in deep waters. An ambitious IP, The Molasses Flood wishes to honor the survival genre by introducing players to a world where resources are running out and technology has been wiped out. Certainly, The Flame in the Flood is a harrowing vision that’s not far from coming true if our planet will continue to suffer from severe environmental imbalance. 

Battle Chasers: Nightwar pledged has reached its $500,000 Kickstarter target

Airship Syndicate’s Battle Chasers: Nightwar has crushed its target of $500,000! Battle Chasers: Nightwar is a turn-based RPG combined with the elements of dungeon-crawling and tactically evading traps set for each stage. Creators Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefannelli have reserved a lot of extraordinary prizes for those who gave their solid financial backing.

Derek Vicente

Derek has been with Flipgeeks for almost three years. His first video game was Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Saturn and after blowing their television set after playing too much Rambo, he has set on a journey to play some of the best (and worst) role-playing games ever spawned. He recently completed Wild Arms 2 without any cheat codes.