A wild news item appears! And since I crossed the finish line as far as talking about that stuff in LP videos goes, I might as well use my new toy for it!
According to Bulbagarden, it will take place on Thursday afternoon in Japan, which means for us in North America it's something that's going to happen in the middle of the night. Great. Either way, I don't understand a lick of Japanese, so it's not like it's going to make much of a difference for me.
One thing that's becoming obvious, though, is that they seem to be pushing this game harder than any spin-off. What can we expect from that press conference? I honestly have no idea. Knowing the geniuses that are in charge of marketing the Pokémon series it'll just be a repeat of what CoroCoro said, but I'm hoping for more. In a perfect world, we'd have actual footage from the game that'd last long enough for us to get a feel for how it's going to play. Not just trailer-grade two-second snippets, either, I'm talking about a minute or two. THAT would really help me decide whether it looks like it's worth playing (should it ever get an international release, and if it doesn't then at least make me angry about that) or it belongs in the trash can.
One thing's for sure, though... I'm just as intrigued as ever. Pokémon in 16th century Japan, as I said in my column, is the most bizarre mix ever, but it could also work spectacularly well, and it's the knowledge of that fact that leaves me craving for more info.