Digital music concert events have already confirmed to be insanely fashionable because of Fortnite, however was anyone anticipating Pokemon to observe swimsuit? Introduced earlier as we speak as a part of the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise this 12 months, a digital live performance can be held later this month and can function rapper Publish Malone, although will probably be streamed by way of YouTube, Twitch, and the official Pokemon web site slightly than be held in one of many video games just like the Fortnite ones.
Precise particulars in regards to the live performance are nonetheless scarce. The announcement trailer would not affirm a lot exterior of Publish Malone’s presence, exhibiting him put together to return out on stage with a Poke Ball in his hand earlier than turning right into a CGI model of himself. The live performance itself is ready to happen on Pokemon Day, which is February 27th, at 7 pm EST / four pm PST/midnight on February 28th GMT, and is taken into account the beginning of the P25 Music program.
This system was one of many first issues introduced for the anniversary celebrations however, on the time, the one artist identified to be concerned with it was Katy Perry. It isn’t identified if her collaboration can be a part of the upcoming live performance or a separate factor later within the 12 months.
The Pokemon web site additionally teases new bulletins on the finish of the live performance, but it surely particularly mentions that they are going to be P25 Music-related, so do not count on a wild Diamond and Pearl remake announcement to out of the blue seem. Or, for that matter, something associated to the video games.
Eagle-eyed followers have observed that three of the rings Malone is sporting within the trailer are coloured pink, blue, and inexperienced, which might both be referencing the very first Pokemon video games or the Technology three titles: Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Regardless, that is in all probability simply meant to be a cute reference and never indicative of latest video games or re-releases or something of the kind.
Nintendo, Sport Freak, and The Pokemon Firm have been holding a decent lid on their plans for the remainder of the 12 months however followers have already been given alternatives to start celebrating. As an illustration, a brand new McDonald’s promotion is giving followers younger and outdated an opportunity to gather wholly distinctive buying and selling playing cards that can be utilized within the buying and selling card recreation itself.
Sadly, that has already grow to be soured because of scalpers managing to hoard the playing cards after which promoting them on-line, not too dissimilar to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X/S scalpers. Hopefully, McDonald’s will take steps to try to stop this from taking place.