Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sugimori's Arceus Finally Revealed!

After years of waiting, fans finally have the official Pokemon art of Arceus, drawn by Ken Sugimori himself. And this blog will be among the very first to release this artwork to the public.

Arceus will appear and star in the 12th movie, tentatively titled, To the Conquering of Space-Time. The twelfth Pokemon movie will also be the third in the trilogy that began with The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and the Sky Warrior. In the movie, Dialga, Palkia and Giratina will all make their appearance as well as a notch-eared female Pichu who will have a significant role in the film and the three Johto starters (Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile). It is said certain areas in Greece will be used for the backdrop of this movie. The director note visiting places like Meteora and the Parthenon.

The first teaser showed the dragon trio of Dialga, Palkia and Giratina meeting to battle over at a lake. Ash, Brock and Dawn see the three attack a shape of light which resulted to a blast resembling a nuclear explosion. As part of the trilogy, the three will face off each other in a final showdown.

The presence of the three Johto starters have led some to speculate that Nintendo has intentions to revive its Gold/Silver franchise for the Nintendo DS. This is to follow the tradition of resurrecting the old Red/Blue Pokemon games for the Gameboy Advanced. Nintendo has not yet released an official statement about this.

The Japanese premiere will be held on July 18 this year, and that means American fans will have to wait a while before the English version will be released.

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