Published on May 30th, 2012 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Nintendo Adds Perfect Link, Has Nothing to do with Zelda
Pokémon Conquest is a little over two weeks away from release, but new information about the final product are still dropping.
The news comes to us today in an announcement additional features to be included in the game, one of which sounds like it has something to do with long time Zelda front man, Link. Sorry kids, but Link puts the “rule” in “Hyrule,” not the Ransei region.
The Perfect Link feature allows players to link to particular Pokémon. Linking with a Bronze, Silver or Gold Pokémon will allow different link percentages. The higher the link percentage, the better the bond and the more powerful your trainee will become.
Being that they are growing creatures, there is equal focus on the actual progression of its evolution process. Here is the example given “For example, using a Thunder Stone on Eevee will evolve it into Jolteon.” Whether this is for your Pokémon or Warlord that you have now acquired, the bond will allow for a future transition, making them more powerful. Warriors, however, do not share that same ability. Sorry Warriors, you just don’t share that special bond.
Something else that you will find special in this version is the introduction of Pokémon Passwords. These passwords will appear during one player turn on the training grounds. It also sounds like exclusive or specialty Pokémon will result from giveaways, or by retailers. Follow or bookmark the link here for future password releases.
Something that Nintendo is starting to become more comfortable with, as recently seen in updates like that of Mighty Switch Force!, is bringing downloadable content to more games. In the case of Pokémon Conquest, we see just this. The game promises to add more levels of play through download, which is something that Nintendo has strayed away from in the past. Achievements in the game will also bring more content as you play through the episodes and reach specific goals.
Here was the example given:
For example, in the episode starring Warlord Motonari, players must collect 100 Pokémon in order to achieve victory.
Pokémon Conquest is set to release on the Nintendo DS June 18, 2012.