OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TOMY International, the master toy licensee and distributor for Pokémon, announces the release of the new Pokémon Z-POWER RING and Z-CRYSTALS. The new Z-POWER RING is currently available at GameStop, Amazon, Toys "R" Us, Target and other major retailers. The Z-POWER RING release coincided with the launch of the video games Pokémon Ultra Sun™ and Pokémon Ultra Moon™ video games for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems in November, which feature the interactive bracelet worn by the lead characters. TOMY International builds on the success of its first Z-RING and Z-CRYSTALS with new enhancements that provide players with additional in-game synchronization features. The Z-POWER RING and Z-CRYSTALS are compatible with these latest video game titles in the Pokémon series, as well as the previously released titles, Pokémon Sun™ and Pokémon Moon™. The Z-POWER RING enhances your game experience, reacting simultaneously to the devastating Z-MOVES in the video game with lights, sounds and vibrations. Additional video game synchronization brings the game to life, allowing players to feel the thrill of adventure when first acquiring a Z-CRYSTAL in the video game as well as selecting a Z-CRYSTAL in your bag. It will also react when challenging Island Kahunas and even entering dedicated places in the video games!
In role play mode, the Pokémon Z-POWER RING's newest motion sensor feature allows players to trigger sounds, lights and vibrations when physically performing a Z-MOVE. The Z-POWER RING holds up to 7 interchangeable Z-CRYSTALS (including the active one), allowing players to experience different Z-MOVES and their dedicated light, sound and vibration. New Z-CRYSTALS will be available with the new Z-POWER RING, which will still be compatible with the previous Z-CRYSTALS and give players more options than ever before.
"We know Pokémon fans will be thrilled to see these added features to the new Z-POWER RING and Z-CRYSTALS. The feedback on the first generation of Z-RING was very positive and the idea was to provide a deeper experience than before thanks to more in-game synchronization when using Nintendo 3DS family systems as well as equal fun in Role Play mode. Enhancing your video game experience or simply acting out Pokémon adventures at home, you will truly feel as a Pokémon Trainer," says Morgan Weyl, Director, Boys' Toys for TOMY International.
The Pokémon Ultra Sun™ and Pokémon Ultra Moon™ video games are a must have for Pokémon fans this holiday season. Enhance the video game play and become a Pokémon Trainer with your own Z-POWER RING.
Z-POWER RING Set
Get ready for a more in-depth experience with the new Z-POWER RING set! Press the button on the Z-POWER RING to experience the different colors, lights and vibrations with each Z-CRYSTAL. The Pokémon Z-POWER RING set includes the Z-POWER RING, 2 Z-CRYSTALS and a 2" Mimikyu figure.
The Z-POWER RING can hold up to 6 additional Z-CRYSTALS with the active Z-CRYSTAL in place.
- Additional Z-CRYSTALS sold separately.
- Get different Z-CRYSTALS to unlock different colors, sounds and vibrations.
- Z-MOVES trigger lights, sounds and vibrations as it occurs in the game allowing players to feel the thrill of battle.
- Two AAA batteries included with the set.
- SRP: $29.99
- Ages: 4-8 years
Pokémon Z-CRYSTAL 3-Pack
You can trigger other types of Z-MOVE lights, sounds and vibrations on the Pokémon Z-POWER RING with the Pokémon Z-CRYSTAL 3-Pack! Insert the Z-CRYSTAL on the Z-POWER RING and rotate it to trigger the features when synced to compatible video game titles in the Pokémon series for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: Pokémon Ultra Sun™ and Pokémon Ultra Moon™, as well as in Role Play Mode to experience the devastating new Z-MOVES.
- Each Pokémon Z-CRYSTAL 3-Pack comes with 3 different Z-CRYSTALS.
- Z-CRYSTALS are linked to specific Z-MOVES in compatible Pokémon series games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems: Pokémon Ultra Sun™ and Pokémon Ultra Moon™.
- The type- or character-based attack icon associated with each Z-CRYSTAL is revealed when inserted into the Z-POWER RING.
- SRP: $5.99
- Ages: 4-8 years
TOMY International (www.tomy.com) is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a broad range of innovative, high-quality toys sold to preschoolers, youths and adults under the TOMY® and Ertl® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers marketed under the The First Years®, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands. TOMY International also markets its products under popular licensed properties such as John Deere, Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lamaze, Lightseekers, Disney Baby properties including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Princesses, Cars, Fairies and Toy Story, and other well-known licenses. TOMY International's mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No. 7867). © TOMY.
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The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 703 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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