Pokémon Battle Revolution: First Details

Pokémon Wii game to feature online play and DS connectivity; details inside.

TOKYO--At the Wii press event in Tokyo this afternoon, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata unveiled the first details on Pokémon Battle Revolution. The game is slated for release in Japan somewhere during December at the price of 5,800 yen ($49).

A short trailer shown during press time suggested that Pokémon Battle Revolution will play similarly to Pokémon Colosseum, though with upgraded graphics. President Iwata pointed out that Pokémon has been about machine-to-machine connectivity since the first installment in the series, and he went on to confirm that Pokémon Battle Revolution will continue to inherit the tradition.

Using the wireless connection between the DS and Wii, owners of Pokémon Diamond or Pokémon Pearl (both of which will be coming out in two weeks in Japan) will be able to use their handheld as a controller in playing Pokémon Battle Revolution. Players can give orders to their Pokémons using the DS, and then watch the result of the battle on the TV screen.

Having a DS isn't going to be mandatory in playing Pokémon Battle Revolution, although it will broaden the range of strategy when challenging other players. Using the DS will let you set up your Pokémon on the handheld's dual LCD rather than the TV screen, making it somewhat of a guessing game to figure out what the opponent player is up to.

Aside from being the first Wii game to make use of the DS-Wii connectivity, Pokémon Battle Revolution will be the first Wii game to be playable online through Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection service. That means players living far apart from one another will be able to go head-on using their favorite Pokémons. Stay tuned for more on this game in the near future as our Nintendo Wii coverage continues.

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103 comments
fabz_95
fabz_95

Do you walk around and get randomly attacked by pokemon? Do you train and do stuff liek that? Or is it just like pokemon colliseum Please someone message me and tell me

immanerd
immanerd

I DON"T have a ds or a WII. But I WANT both and this game. The good thing is that by the time this game comes out I MAY have enough money for all three. If I try.. after i get my iPod and all..

m4573r_n1nj4
m4573r_n1nj4

pokemon online. thats all i ever really wanted from life

Qman72
Qman72

Totally awesome i have a DS and a Wii so i can take full advantage!

shuten
shuten

i loved the hand helds, but i was never a fan of Colloseum or XD, but i really like the added feature of being able to play other players online. it should make the game a lot more interesting... ...plus i've always wanted to prove that my pokemon were the best, lol!!!

aflactive
aflactive

Colloseum and XD sucked...really badly. Even if ur a pokemon fanboy, u have to admit that... So i wonder if this'll be any better.

erik111erik
erik111erik

Awesome! I really can't wait to get it!

jacko_goku69
jacko_goku69

pokemon is the best. its the most hardcore rpg out there. and now there is finally online gameplay. atlast the pokemon will actually hit eachother rather than doing a flip in the air and mysteriously hitting the opponent. cant wait till it comes out. p.s A-TEX is a f@gg0t

jacko_goku69
jacko_goku69

Cyco233 Totally awesome!!!!!!!! Totally awesome!!!!!!!! Hey Cyco233, don't repeat messages u spastic ****

mnmguy94
mnmguy94

colloseum and XD Gale of Darkness were good games, but it was kinds getting old doing the same things over and over. I would prefer if they made this game into a new version of pokemon stadium. You would be allowed to choose from every single pokemon ever created to do battle in tournaments and earn badges from all gyms. Plus with Wi-Fi internet battles u wouldn't have to worry about evs and ivs and levels, it would just be old fashion battling like before. Including mini games in case u get bored of battling. that in my opinion would be the perfect pokemon game. Colloseum and Gale of Darkness was good, but its getting old. Anyone agree?

Shadow_Spinner
Shadow_Spinner

Can't wait till it comes to the states...and I get a Wii...

aliengroups
aliengroups

Pokemon is a plural and singular words eliminating the need for the stupid "s" on the end (note to Gamespot you used the "s", pokemons is incorrect).

D-Tyrael
D-Tyrael

Where's the skill!!? im a big fan, but i always thought pokemon lacked some strategy apart from numbers and types, sure the extra passive abbilities since the first GBA version is something, but one hardly has to know anything about any pokemon except for what type it is (usually obvious on sight too) i think some real manual control would be good,or some way to say "Side-step that hyper beam you fast moving pokemon!" at least something showing its skill, not 20 hours of "in the grass" training or rare candy deluxe Until it goes beyond choosing your 4 moves wisely, pokemon will always fall short for me.... (im still getting diamond...lol)

kungfuslug
kungfuslug

I wonder if it's going to have any mini games

Xero_Maverick
Xero_Maverick

If they would release a Pokemon MMORPG for the Wii or DS they would make a fortune......and instead of releasing new versions just release patches..or upgrades like every other MMO.

alvarokong
alvarokong

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Firestorm22485
Firestorm22485

This game sounds awesome so i can't wait to get it

King-gamer
King-gamer

yeah, they're never gonna make a pokemon PC game, how I wish they do... If they could make a pokemon MMORPG for the PC, with the ability to go on all regions, kanto, johto, hoenn.... that would be cool....

emerald101
emerald101

There never going to make a pokemon on any other consloe if it isnt Nintendo. Which means that it will never come out on pc.

ashlaserocks
ashlaserocks

When is Nintendo gonna release a Pokemon battle game for the PC?

kingpaul23
kingpaul23

wow this is going to be great i cant wait !!!1 im going to get this game @!!!1with online play this should be a master piece

greystone227
greystone227

FINALLY! Some freaking online play. I'm not much of a Pokemon fan though. But still. Online play. Nice.

Cyco233
Cyco233

Totally awesome!!!!!!!!

Cyco233
Cyco233

Totally awesome!!!!!!!!

supaman007
supaman007

I hope that they removed the shadow pokemon idea and used the catching in the wild style again becouse the shadowpokemon stealing was kinda gay. but this game look much better.

Jico
Jico

erikymartinez: Oh it totally will.

erikymartinez
erikymartinez

woa woa woa i want to see a MMO for pokemon too! but i think its never come =/

zhukko
zhukko

will pearl diamond & battle rev. ever release in the US?

Ninja_dusk
Ninja_dusk

I agree, a pokemon MMORPG could be really cool. (Of course, they could make it really dumb too...) And it's only a matter of time 'til they make one.

Sniper-Gamer
Sniper-Gamer

Can't w8 for this game! Looks really good!

gamefantasy
gamefantasy

thatd be awesome...to be able to trade with people who live far away easier to complete that pokedex

Harerazer
Harerazer

Actually, I would like to see one also. And I'm guessing anyone that is interested in this game and not just trolling, dsdd, would like it too. Of course if all you have to do with your time is lurk about and downplay things that you can't understand then you wouldn't and couldn't understand at all.

dsdd133ls
dsdd133ls

I'm guessing only you, kissmybutt7.

kissmybutt7
kissmybutt7

i would like to know... who else, besides me, would love to see a pokemon MMORPG on the wii?...

MegaMAN1121
MegaMAN1121

POKEMON FOR THE WII. Oh Yeah. Bring it out Bring it OUT I can't wait for them.

nate64
nate64

diamond and pearl are coming to america next year, prly in the spring but hopefully sooner. i cant wait for all three games!

rusty_13
rusty_13

when are diamond and pearl coming to america?

MegaMAN1121
MegaMAN1121

TJSpyke How you know that if the website in japaness

TJSpyke
TJSpyke

It's not a launch title, it's supposedly coming out December 10th and was not on the list of launch games in Japan Nintendo has on it's Japanese website.

MegaMAN1121
MegaMAN1121

Yeah but Japan get this as a lanch title and we don't

BigRell486
BigRell486

"MegaMAN1121 WOW THAT COOL. Why do Japan get everything first. It no fair" Um, in case you haven't noticed, We get the actual system first.

RedIceX
RedIceX

ohhh thats crazy i cant wait........when is the console is going to be in The United states.....and what about the previous pokemon games.....is it possible to battle with the ds...

Harerazer
Harerazer

The only "proper rpg" they could do would be an online world one where you could actually catch your pokemon and go day to day (ala Animal Crossing). A Pokemon style World of Warcraft game. That would be cool.

akacheeco1
akacheeco1

Why don't they just release a "proper" pokemon rpg, instead of this crap. I've been waiting for years....and still they refuse to do it. I mean they made an rpg out of super mario brothers on the gba/ds, so i know they can do the same with pokemon on the wii. Oh well, maybe one day.....

MegaMAN1121
MegaMAN1121

WOW THAT COOL. Why do Japan get everything first. It no fair