A Pikachu-themed electrical idea automobile might be Gamescom’s weirdest announcement

Image through Opening Night Live

It was shocking to listen to Pokémon talked about throughout Geoff Keighley’s Opening Night Live at Gamescom 2022, contemplating Nintendo often holds its personal livestream occasions for that collection. But this wasn’t information about Scarlet and Violet — it was a showcase of an electrical idea automobile.

A number of weeks earlier than Gamescom, BMW revealed the Concept Aceman, its first all-electric Mini Cooper. BMW and Gamescom are each positioned in Germany, so that they mixed forces throughout Opening Night Live. Get these sponsorship {dollars}, Geoff. This particular version of the Aceman was modeled after Pikachu, with a charging meter that exhibits the electrical mouse Pokémon getting juiced up with vitality.

Product placement apart, there’s an precise online game hyperlink right here. The Mini Concept Aceman is an electrical car, and in the identical approach that you would be able to join a smartphone to a automobile through Bluetooth, this automobile will allow you to hook up your gaming console. While that sounds distracting for the driving force, it may be good to drag over for a pit cease and hearth up some Super Smash Bros throughout a street journey. Seeing as it is a idea automobile, there isn’t a avenue date or pricing info out there right now.

We do know when the subsequent Pokémon game arrives, although. Scarlet and Violet will launch the ninth technology of Pokémon on Friday, November 18. New options for this technology embody a distinct form of Gym Leader and story development, the Union Circle on-line hub, and a Terastallize mechanic that may change a Pokémon’s kind halfway by means of a match.

As for the remainder of Opening Night Live, the show was filled with new game bulletins and knowledge. New Tales from the Borderlands was formally revealed, we noticed a brand new Sonic Frontiers trailer, and a complete host of launch dates have been made identified. One of the closest ones is Return to Monkey Island, which arrives in mid-September.