The long-awaited Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon has just been released in Japan and as always the ever reliable NintenDaan has gotten his hands on the game that’s been released via the Nintendo 3DS eShop and at retail stores in the country. You can take a look at the first 45 minutes of the charming game, below.
Earlier this week Tsunekazu Ishihara, Pokémon President and CEO, had an interview with the Japanese publication Famitsu. Nintendo Everything has translated the interview and revealed that he touched on various Pokémon titles and ideas for the future. When Ishihara talked about Pokémon Shuffle, that started as a download on the Nintendo 3DS and has recently been brought to smartphones, he admits it was intended to be released on both devices from the start.
Ishihara also explained how the idea of Pokkén Tournament was to create more realistic movements for Pokémon. He also said that although it’s been created by the Tekken team, they have used simple gameplay to make it easier to pick up on. Ishihara also advises that he hopes for a worldwide Spring 2016 release for the title on the Wii U, and wonders if players will practice at home to then progress on to compete in arcade tournaments.
Ishihara also divulges that the Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon title is basically a combination of its predecessors with new added features, and that developer Spike Chunsoft admitted he has never seen a Mystery Dungeon title so packed before. He describes the title as a ‘big adventure for kids’.
On the final notes, Tsunekazu Ishihara also mentioned that the Pokémon company will continue to create casual games, as it has had such high appeal. He also discussed future plans for Pokémon, even briefly mentioning the NX console whilst talking about expanding Pokémon titles with the use of Pokémon Global Link and Pokémon Bank.
It’ll be interesting to see what lies ahead for the Pokémon franchise, and what new paths they might take.
In anticipation of the upcoming Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon title, the Pokémon Company have set up a website where you can check out information related to the game. There’s screenshots, information on the story, characters and the official trailer. You can visit the site here.
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is due for release on November 20th in North America, and early 2016 for Europe and Australia.
The Pokémon live orchestral concert that originally toured North America will be coming to London on December 20th. The concert features a full orchestra with video projections to give visuals and music inspired by Pokémon games all the way back to the Gameboy versions. So if you’re in the UK and looking for some pre-Christmas nostalgia, this is your ticket. You can purchase tickets here.
Three new Pokémon 3DS themes have been announced to arrive in Europe this Friday. There’s a Pikachu Dance theme, a standard Pikachu theme, and a Mewtwo theme based on the Pokémon 151 clothing line. According to Serebii.net, the Pikachu theme will feature Pokémon X & Y Route 1 music.
These themes will cost £2.29/€2.49 and the two Pikachu themes will also be available in a bundle for £3.59/€3.99. The Mewtwo bundle will be £1.79/€1.99.