New Pokemon DS Game Comes With... A Keyboard?

Or Pokéboard, if you will

The "games that teach you to type" genre has made one notable contribution to the gaming world: Typing of the Dead, Sega's bizarre typing/zombie title from the Dreamcast days. Right at the opposite end of the zombie spectrum comes this next title, Nintendo's Battle Get! Pokémon Typing for DS.

"How can you learn to type on a DS?", we hear you ask. Why, with a wireless keyboard, of course.

Yes, the latest Pokémon-related accessory is a sleek white keyboard for DS that will connect to the Pokémon game, with Nintendo President Satoru Iwata envisioning people of all ages learning to type with Pikachu and friends.

This is not software that's targeted at kids, as finishing it is challenging even for adults who are learning to touch type.

Mavis Beacon, we no longer choose you.

[via officialnintendomagazine.co.uk]