Everything announced for Pokémon Day, from games to Netflix

Screenshot: Nintendo/Kotaku Don’t worry if you are rested the big POKEMON Live Stream of the Day: We capture everything you could possibly need to know. The Pokémon Company has announced updates for every game in progress in its portfolio (including DLC ​​for Red and Violet), a new Netflix show, and the dates for this year’s … Read more

A shiny Pokémon can have a hidden competitive advantage

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Kotaku Shiny Pokémon are usually just a rare cosmetic anomaly, but a new addition Pokémon Scarlet and Violet may have some competitive advantage if you use a shiny variant: Tatsugiri. The combination of dragon- and water-type Pokémon has already made waves in the competitive scene due to its compatibility with … Read more

Yakuza creators are on the rise throughout the gaming industry

We here at Kotaku get lots of advice via email. Some are spam, some are error-filled hate mail, and some are serious allegations that require serious investigation. So it’s refreshing when something comes along that just points us towards something cool and cool, as was the case with a recent slay-the-house-down-boots fashion tip Like A … Read more

Tears Of The Kingdom artbook leaks early

Image: Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom isn’t due out until May 12th, which means fans who are heavily invested in the game’s lore and secrets have three months to avoid (what they’ll probably think are) spoilers in front of them. The collector’s edition of the game comes with a 204-page art … Read more

Shiny Hunting is about to get harder in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Screenshot: The Pokémon Company / Kotaku Game Freak is rolling out another big update Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at the end of the month, and while some attention is paid to the infamous games performance issues, the solution the studio has come up with will radically change some aspects of the open world RPG. Specifically, … Read more

In 1999 Nintendo had an actual wrestling match starring Mario

Back in 1999, around the time the original was released Super Smash Bros. on the N64, Nintendo had a big idea. To help promote the game they would go to Vegas, set up a wrestling ring, have a bunch of actors dress up as Nintendo characters and have them go to it. So they did … Read more

Overwatch Just Nerfed Mercy Into The Ground

Display: Liudmila Chernetska (Getty Images) / Blizzard / Kotaku Overwatch 2 there’s been a ton of news and updates today, but the only thing anyone’s really talking about is a serious Mercy nerf. While some of the supporting characters like Lucio, Zenyatta, and Brigitte are excited, Mercy mains everywhere are definitely crying while reading the … Read more

YouTuber recreated The Legend Of Zelda in Minecraft

Gif: C1OUS3R / Nintendo / Mojang / Kotaku Without using a single mod, one is capable Minecraft The superfan and YouTuber spent nearly a month recreating the original Legend of Zelda inside the blocky survival game. Using a bunch of command blocks, custom textures, and in-game tricks, the end result is an impressive build that’s … Read more

Resident Evil 4 Remake’s Raingate, Explained

This is the rain in question. What do you think;Gif: Game Informer / Capcom / Kotaku First, there was Spidermanthe infamous Puddlegate. Then there were its not-so-watery streets Cyberpunk 2077. Now it looks like the next watery controversy for video game fans involves the heavy rain seen in some early gameplay of Resident Evil 4 … Read more