The Mandalorian has been one of the biggest hits for Disney+ and is considered by many fans to be one of the best entries in the Star Wars franchise to come out in recent years. From the meme-making factory that is Baby Yoda to high profile stars like Werner Herzog and Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito appearing as villains, the show's entry into popular culture has been almost unavoidable, even for people who haven't seen it.
Now, a reliable video game leaker known as Shpeshal Ed has claimed a game based on The Mandalorian is in development, and he has been reliable in the past, including proven-correct information regarding the May 2021 PS Plus games. If the Mandalorian game is going to live up to the TV show's immense success, it needs to learn five lessons from another hugely popular series about a bounty-hunting hero: The Witcher.
One of the best moves the Witcher trilogy made was removing its timeline entirely from the rest of the franchise, which at the time of the first game's release was still just the original books by Andrzej Sapkowski. Although Geralt died at the end of the stories, CD Projekt Red brought him back with amnesia and told a story set after the events of the novels entirely.
If a Mandalorian game is going to find its own success, it should be set entirely before or after the TV show. Setting the game before the TV show may prevent some character development, though it's the most logical choice right now. Unlike The Witcher books when CD Projekt Red began developing the games, however, The Mandalorian's main story has still not finished. Another option would be to focus on an extended period of time between canonical events, as the nature of the show shows Mando's tendency to get around and involved regardless. Either way, it should be as removed as possible to prevent overlap.
One of the best aspects of The Witcher is the way it handles its Witcher contracts. In The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, for example, the main plotline is centered on Geralt's search for Ciri. However, Ciri is often already long-gone when Geralt reaches the next step on her journey. As he makes slow progress through his journey, Geralt has to pick up Witcher contracts to pay for his bed and board along the way. The results are some of the most immersive side quests in gaming.
Some open-world games present the player with a pressing main quest and then allow them to go wandering off while the fate of the world is at stake. CD Projekt Red, on the other hand, seamlessly integrates Geralt's contracts into its overarching narrative in a way the Mandalorian game's bounty missions should take note of.
Shaymin is another fairly easy Legendary Pokemon to find in New Pokemon Snap. Shaymin is an adorable grass-type Pokemon that can transform from its land form, which resembles a hedgehog, to a sky form that looks like a dog with large ears. It is also known as the Gratitude Pokemon.
In New Pokemon Snap, Shaymin can be found in the very first stage, Florio Nature Park. In the flower field at the end of the stage, players should see two Crystablooms, one of which is concealed by grass. Throwing an Illumina Orb at the Crystabloom should draw out Shaymin just long enough to snap a quick photo. It will be pretty obscured by the grass still, so thankfully after first discovering Shaymin, it will come out in the beginning of the stage with Grookey and Pichu. So far, only Shaymin's land form is in the game.
Diancie is a rock and fairy type Pokemon that's best known for its evolution into Mega Diancie. It is one of the newer Legendary Pokemon, revealed in 2014 for Pokemon X and Y, and its Mega form is known as the Royal Pink Princess. Diancie has also been called the Jewel Pokemon.
Diancie can be found in the Outway Cave level. Towards the end of the stage, players need to take the alternate route towards a crystal-filled room housing a Mawile and two Carbinks. Hitting all three Pokemon with Illumina Orbs will trigger Diancie's appearance, and open up yet another alternate route for players to explore.
Manaphy is a water-type Pokemon known to guard the seas. It's most well known for its ability to breed, unlike any other Mythical or Legendary Pokemon. Breeding a Manaphy with Ditto results in Phione, another mysterious Pokemon that can only be obtained via this method.
Manaphy isn't hard to find in New Pokemon Snap, but it does require a little bit of dedication. Before Manaphy can be found, players need to finish the game and unlock the nighttime variant of the Reef stage. Once the stage is unlocked, Manaphy is pretty easy to find. Towards the end of the level, players will need to take the alternate path towards the Lapras and throw an Illumina Orb at each of them. They will start singing, causing Manaphy to make an appearance and join in the fun.
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