Don’t get too excited about that title. There isn’t a main instalment in the excellent Pokémon franchise on its way to Nintendo’s latest home console – instead, Nintendo are releasing a new entry into the Pokémon Rumble series which was, according to Serebii.net, announced in the latest Japanese CoroCoro magazine.
The game is set for release in Japan some time this Spring and it’s going to be a download only title, rather than a full-blown retail game. It will contain all 649 current Pokémon, with up to four players and featuring up to 100 Pokémon at a time.
The last entry in the Pokémon Rumble series – dubbed Super Pokémon Rumble – released on 3DS towards of the end of 2011 but wasn’t a very good game, soon becoming extremely repetitive while remaining very shallow. The idea was good, however – toy versions of Pokémon with real-time battling was a nice departure from the gameplay of the main series.
Hopefully they’ll utilise the GamePad quite well and develop on the previous versions to make a game that does the Pokémon series justice, as a precursor to a fully-fledged Pokémon Wii U game. There’s still no confirmation on whether this will be released in the US or Europe, but there’s a good chance given it’s a downloadable game.[drop2]Elsewhere in Pokémon news, a new Pokémon has been announced to be included in the upcoming 3DS games X and Y. Minor spoilers, obviously – so try not to read ahead (or look across) if you want to go into the game completely fresh.
The new Pokémon was also announced in CoroCoro and is named Ninfia. It appears to be a brand-new evolution of Eevee, though its elemental type and evolution process are yet to be revealed. It’s the first Eeveelution since Diamond and Pearl, so it should be interesting.
I reckon it’s a flying type.