This Wednesday we have for you information about the celebration of 25 years of Pokémon, the postage stamp with an illustration of Greta Thunberg, a new Star Wars video game, and more.
Where u were directly affects where u are now … ♥ ️
Meaning … I can’t believe I used to trade my POGS for @Pokemon cards at lunch in jr high & now I get to be part of the # pokemon25 celebration … let’s just say I’m feelin pretty⚡️electric⚡️ bout it ???????????? https://t.co/iyT2auQOn9 pic.twitter.com/16dSnRofg7
– KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 13, 2021
Pokémon will celebrate its 25th anniversary with Katy Perry
Katy Perry will be part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of Pokémon.
The American singer will participate with a musical piece, of which Perry released a small preview of what this artistic fusion will be on his social networks.
“Where you were directly affects where you are now … I mean … I can’t believe I used to trade my POGS for @Pokemon cards at lunch in high school and now I can be a part of the # pokemon25 celebration … let’s just say I feel quite pretty️electric️ about that, “the pop singer wrote.
The Pokémon franchise turns a quarter of a century this year, on February 27, when the Pokémon Red and Green games launched in 1996 in Japan.
“You can’t have a party without a playlist, and a playlist is not complete without Katy Perry,” says the official Pokémon account on Instagram.
In addition, the Pokémon P25 music festival will be held, in which big international stars, such as Katy Perry, will participate.
Sweden dedicates postage stamp to environmentalist Greta Thunberg
Sweden will dedicate a postage stamp to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The stamp will begin circulating on Thursday and will be part of a series focused on the environment.
The images on the stamps “should reflect our time, when the environmental problem has been relevant and has been present for many years, including in the powerful voice of Greta Thunberg,” the Swedish postal company Postnord said in a statement.
The Thunberg stamp, with its distinctive yellow raincoat and windblown braid, is part of a series of five postage stamps with the theme “precious nature”. They cost 12 crowns ($ 1.40) each and the illustration is by Swedish artist Henning Trollback.
Thunberg, who just turned 18, gained fame with his solitary protests in front of Parliament in Stockholm that began on August 20, 2018.
Students in various countries around the world began to follow her example with large protests, and she was invited to speak in political and business forums.
Thunberg’s frank words to heads of state and government, peppered with scientific data on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, have earned him praise and accolades, but also criticism and even death threats.
I’m delighted to announce my first historical romance novel, #HerHeartForACompass, published in August by @MillsandBoon (UK) and @WmMorrowBooks (US)!
Set in the Victorian era, the book is about daring to follow your heart against the odds. Pre-order UK: https://t.co/Lv1pyfM3kP pic.twitter.com/cqz3lLT2sa
– Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) January 13, 2021
Duchess of York to publish historical romance novel
Sarah, the Duchess of York, has agreed to publish her first book, a historical romance novel inspired by the life and loves of her great-great-great grandmother.
In a promotional video posted on her Twitter account Wednesday, the Duchess formerly known as Sarah Ferguson said the novel, titled ‘Her Heart for a Compass, is set in Victorian times and is about “daring to follow your heart to despite adversity “.
The Duchess was wearing Victorian-style clothing in the video and described her heroine as strong, rebellious and brave.
Mills & Boon, a romance label from British publisher Harlequin UK, said the story is based on Sarah’s predecessor, Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott, who fled an arranged marriage and “the restrictions of society.”
The duchess said she also drew on “many parallels from my own life” for the love story.
Sarah was married to Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s third child, but the couple divorced in the 1990s. The Duchess has previously published her memoirs and is the author of several children’s books.
Her novel, co-written with author Marguerite Kaye, will be published in August.
We are excited to announce we are working with @LucasfilmGames to develop a brand-new, story-driven, open world Star Wars adventure! pic.twitter.com/IcwIfVs6gy
– Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) January 13, 2021
Ubisoft will make a Star Wars game
Ubisoft Entertainment said it will develop a new game of Star wars, which indicates that Electronic Arts’ exclusivity agreement on the Walt Disney franchise will come to an end.
The new Star Wars title will be the first not published by EA since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. The news caused the shares of the two game companies to diverge on Wednesday. Ubisoft was up more than 7 percent and EA fell as much as 3.2 percent.
The agreement with EA is set to expire in 2023. In an emailed statement, EA said, “We are proud of our long-standing collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, which will continue for years to come.” Lucasfilm said in a blog post Wednesday morning that it had “several ongoing projects” with EA. A representative for Ubisoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Ubisoft only said that its game will take place in an open-world environment and will be developed by the company’s Massive Entertainment team in Sweden, best known for a series of shooter games called Tom Clancy’s The Division. The group is also working on a game based on James Cameron’s Avatar movies.
With information from Bloomberg and AP