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Discover More Gen 1 Pokémon in Pokémon GO this Week

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With the recent arrival of Mythical Pokémon Mew comes an increase in all first generation Pokémon in Pokémon GO. Those are Pokémon who appeared in the Kanto region, the setting of the original Pokémon Red and Blue games of the late 90s. The Kanto Celebration is going on now and ends April 17.

Initially the Gen 1 Kanto Pokémon were the only Pokémon available when Pokémon GO launched in Summer 2016. In the nearly two years since, Pokémon GO has added Pokémon from Gen 2 (Johto) and Gen 3 (Hoenn), which technically makes it more difficult to capture any specific Pokémon.

Certain rare Kanto Pokémon such as Snorlax and Aerodactyl will appear in Raid Battles during the event, allowing trainers to team up and capture them. Trainers can acquire special boxes containing Raid Passes to challenge these Pokémon.

Capturing any Kanto Pokémon during the event will reward double the Candy.

Recently Pokémon GO added an all new daily quest system called Field Reserach, which give short-term goals and rewards such as capturing a certain type of Pokémon or visiting PokéStops. More long-term goals were added as Special Research. The first works toward unlocking Mew, the original Mythical Pokémon from the Kanto region.

The Kanto region Celebration event ends April 17.

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The Runaways Join the Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Roster

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The latest character DLC for Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 adds the Runaways. The character and level pack adds the characters and a new level from Brian K. Vaughn’s beloved young adult Marvel series. It’s available now for $2.99, or as part of the Season Pass ($14.99).

The Runaways Character and Level Pack adds seven new playable characters from the comic series: Nico, Chase, Alex, Karolina, Molly, Gertrude and her pet Velociraptor Old Lace. The Runaways are a group of burgeoning super-powered teens who find out their parents have formed an evil cult called The Pride. It’s a fantastic series that was recently adapted into a TV series on Hulu.

The new level represents the climactic finale and showdown of the original series, at the undersea Marine Vivarium.

The Season Pass includes all past and future DLC. Thus far it includes three character and level packs: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Panther, and Cloak & Dagger, as well as three smaller character packs: Champions, Out of Time, Agents of Atlas.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 launched last fall as the long awaited sequel to 2013 Lego Marvel Super Heroes. It features an all-new story that pits a huge roster of Marvel heroes against the time-traveling shenanigans of Kang the Conqueror. It’s a great LEGO game, though sadly, like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s completely devoid of X-Men.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is rated E for Everyone. It’s available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch.

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Reveals Voice Talent, Release Date

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Jam City and Portkey Games have announced the official release date for mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery. It’s launching globally April 25 on iOS and Android.

An impressive stable of actors from the Harry Potter film series has also been announced for the game. Numerous professors will be reprising their roles as players attend classes at Hogwarts.

  • Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall)
  • Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore)
  • Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick)
  • Sally Mortemore (Madam Irma Pince)
  • Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey)
  • Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch)

“If I could attend Hogwarts as a student, I would be most excited to attend the potions class taught by Severus because it is the most exotic,” said Dame Maggie Smith, voice of Professor McGonagall.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is described as a “narrative adventure with RPG elements.” Players create a custom student avatar and attend classes, learn magic, and form friendships or rivalries with classmates.

The story takes place in the 1980s, well before Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts.

“Our goal with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is to make players really feel for the first time like they’re attending Hogwarts,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “By including these iconic and incredibly talented actors in the game, we come one step closer to truly giving fans their own Hogwarts experience.”

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is launching April 25 on mobile.