Pokemon Go To Add Generation 3 Creatures Very Soon, Leak Suggests

Pokemon Go‘s roster of creatures may be about to grow even larger. A datamine arising from a recent update has suggested the mobile game may receive Generation 3 monsters in an upcoming Halloween event.

The image below shows some Ghost-type Gen 3 Pokemon in a spooky setting, leading some to conclude they’ll be added in the event. Although Gen 3 critters have not yet been officially confirmed for Pokemon Go by developer Niantic or the Pokemon Company, the latter has stated an event is coming with “plenty of good stuff” included. A Niantic representative told GameSpot the company has nothing new to share at this time.

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In addition to the image, the datamine apparently uncovered sounds for all species up to #386 (Deoxys, the final Pokemon found in Generation 3), a new Gen 3 badge, Halloween music (including the famously spooky Lavender Town theme), and other files pertaining to the Halloween event. GameSpot has reached out to Niantic’s representatives for comment.

Pokemon seen in the image include Duskull, Dusclops, Shuppet, Banette, and Sableye. All of these are Ghost-type, so it would make sense for them to be introduced at Halloween. It’s unclear whether more Gen 3 Pokemon will be added at the same time: Gen 2 Pokemon were added in stages, and a few still haven’t made their way into the game.

Interestingly, the image also appears to show a trainer wearing a Mimikyu hat–Mimikyu being a Generation 7 Pokemon and the image being the first time Pokemon Go has included content from a generation currently unavailable in-game.

The Halloween event might not have been revealed yet, but another is currently ongoing. Until October 25, the best AR photos taken in-game have the chance of winning some cool prizes. Finally, Pokemon Go’s Legendary Dogs have switched location. This time, players in the Americas will have a chance to catch the Fire-type Entei; the Water-type Suicune has moved to Europe and Africa; and the Electric-type Raikou can be found in the Asia-Pacific region. The three Pokemon will remain in their current location until October 31; on that date, the Legendaries will rotate to their final region, where they’ll be available until November 30.

What other creatures from Hoenn and Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire would you like to see added to Pokemon Go? Let us know in the comments below!

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Xbox One-to-Nintendo Switch Cross-Play Confirmed For Another Game

At E3 this year, Microsoft made a big announcement regarding cross-play. It confirmed that Minecraft would add cross-play between almost all versions of the game, meaning Xbox One players will play with people on competing platforms such as Nintendo Switch. Sony hasn’t allowed cross-play with Xbox One (or any other console platform as of yet), but it was an exciting and encouraging announcement all the same. Now, another game has been confirmed to offer cross-play between Xbox One and Switch.

Developer Black Riddles has announced that its cel-shaded third-person shooter Crazy Justice will offer cross-play between Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Xbox boss Phil Spencer amplified the announcement by retweeting the post to his 486,000 followers.

Crazy Justice is currently seeking funds on the crowdfunding website Fig, which offers traditional, rewards-based backing and actual investment opportunities. Right now, funding stands at $26,665 of its $30,000 target. The campaign ends on October 20.

Crazy Justice is due out in 2018 for Xbox One, Switch, and PC, as well as PS4. However, it sounds like there won’t be cross-play support on PS4. You can learn more about Crazy Justice through the videos above and below, and on Fig here.

In March 2016, Microsoft extended an invitation to other online networks to connect to Xbox Live to allow cross-play between Xbox and competing consoles. While Nintendo is on board, Sony has held out. The company says it won’t connect PlayStation Network to outside networks, in part because it fears for the safety of its users.

Just last week, Spencer said conversations with Sony are ongoing. However, he said he’s unsure if Sony will ever allow PlayStation Network to connect to Xbox Live.

“I’m never going to call anything a lost cause but I think some of the fundamental reasons and certain scenarios, they’re not really going away. So I don’t know what would change,” Spencer said.

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Top New Games Out This Week On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC – October 15

Every Sunday, GameSpot takes a look at a handful of the hottest games launching that week. In the fantasy realm, you can get your hands on South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Fire Emblem Warriors. If you prefer something more grounded, you can race your way through Gran Turismo Sport, throw down with WWE 2K18, or hatch a world-conquering plan with Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole — October 17

The Stick of Truth sequel is all about superheroes. As the New Kid, you’ll choose from 12 powers and align yourself with Cartman’s Coon & Friends or the Freedom Pals. Expect the same level of craziness and irreverent humor as the Comedy Central series.

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Gran Turismo Sport — October 17

Gran Turismo’s first entry on PS4 embraces the latest console generation. That means a focus on esports tournaments and live events, and a whole new point of view via PlayStation VR. If you like Porsches, it’s also your first chance to drive those in a Gran Turismo game.

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WWE 2K18 — October 17

WWE 2K18 brings some new moves to the ring this year, including 8-person Royal Rumbles and carry moves. But perhaps the craziest addition is the KFC mascot, Colonel Sanders himself, as a playable character. Look for the Nintendo Switch version later this fall.

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition — October 19

It’s been 20 years since Age of Empires first conquered the PC space, and the remaster brings 4K support, new narration, and rebuilt sound effects–all of which can also be toggled off to play in Classic Mode too. The Definitive Edition includes both the original game and its Rise of Rome expansion.

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Fire Emblem Warriors – October 20

Fire Emblem’s first venture onto Switch comes from the team behind Dynasty Warriors. But instead of fighting with historical Chinese figures, you’ll take control of heroes from a range of Fire Emblem games, including Awakening and Fates.

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