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Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Announcement

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

There was a Nintendo Direct Mini today. One of the bigger announcements was that of a Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass. The news was actually a Gigantamax one! With these new expansion passes the Pokémon can evolve into these huge new forms. There will also be new League Card designs. You can learn about that as well as when you can order this expansion in the video below. Then after that all the information you need on all things Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield expansion passes.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

​​​​​​​NEW POKÉMON G-MAX MOVES AND MORE UNVEILED
BELLEVUE, WA—March 26, 2020—Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed new details for the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, including G-Max Moves that only Evolutions of the first-partner Pokémon in the Galar region—Rillaboom, Cinderace, and Inteleon—can use. Trainers can also look forward to new League Card designs and an early-purchase bonus. Continue reading Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Announcement

We Could Use An Island Getaway with Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch

I Got Animal Crossing

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We received a copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch free from Nintendo. They also sent me the sweet Nookinton’s shirt. Opinions are my own.

Well, there is no better time to get lost in a video game then when you are required to be in your house for weeks at a time. So the release timing of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is perfect. You can escape to a cute little island filled with adorable friends and neighbors while you perform various tasks to build and beautify your new home.

I have not played any of the previous Animal Crossing games, the only connection I have to this game is through and old game on the Wii U that had you running all over an island and picking up marbles while other people chased you. That was a fun game and I was so good at it. I also picked up some Animal Crossing amiibo figures and cards a while back and they can be used with this game, too.

We played for the first time the day it arrived and while I played through the beginning of the game the kids went and read the text in different funny voices. We all had a good laugh and were excited to play. I hadn’t realized at the time but we could have all been playing at the same time. We will have to explore that option soon. Up to four players can play on the same island at the same time using the same system and game. More can play if playing online or locally. The fun this is to create your island the way you want it and then visit other islands made by friends. There is a real social aspect to this game. It was definitely funnier when the kids were providing voices for each character. We laughed so much.

I have many many things to explore in the game but so far I enjoy the gameplay. It is going to take me awhile to figure out just how to position items around the island and how to cast in front of a fish correctly every time. That has taken a bit of learning. I do like crafting new things and getting more recipes for DIY projects. I’m shaking every tree and as such have gotten stung multiple times by wasps. But, that is island life, isn’t it? LOL.

You’d think that you’d be relaxing on a deserted island but you end up working like crazy all over the place. Not that it is hard work at all but work nonetheless. Tom Nook has got lots of things for you to do on your new island.

I will have to do a livestream of the gameplay soon.

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