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Get Ready to Catch Pokémon Rumble Blast on your 3DS

Posted by Zach Kaplan

North American release of 24th October announced

We earlier reported on Super Pokémon Rumble, the sequel to WiiWare's Pokémon Rumble headed to the 3DS in Japan. Nintendo has just announced that the game will make its way West as well as Pokémon Rumble Blast, with a North American release date of 24th October announced.

The game will see dozens of Toy Pokémon facing off simultaneously from a variety of over 600 including those introduced in Pokémon Black and White. It will also feature a cooperative two-player mode for local wireless connections and utilise StreetPass as well.

You can read the full press release below. Are you gonna catch 'em all?

Starting this fall, Pokémon™ fans will be able to experience the franchise’s battle-based action and adventure in a whole new dimension. Nintendo of America has announced an Oct. 24 launch date for Pokémon™ Rumble Blast, the first Pokémon game created exclusively for the hand-held Nintendo 3DS™ system. An action-packed Pokémon adventure in 3D without the need for special glasses, the game lets players battle against waves of opposing wind-up Toy Pokémon, connect and play with friends, and collect more than 600 Toy Pokémon.

As players advance through each stage in Pokémon Rumble Blast, their Toy Pokémon will face dozens of Toy Pokémon at once, creating fast and furious real-time battles. Players must also face off against giant Boss Pokémon, whose massive size and strength offer special challenges. Certain defeated Toy Pokémon can be added to the player’s team, and players may also collect special Toy Pokémon, each with its own unique stats and abilities. Players can collect more than 600 Toy Pokémon in all, including those from the recently released Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games. Players can quickly and easily switch between the various Toy Pokémon they collect throughout the game.

Pokémon Rumble Blast offers two ways for players to wirelessly connect with each other. Using a local wireless connection, they can enjoy a cooperative play mode that allows them to battle through levels together and more easily befriend defeated Toy Pokémon. Using the Nintendo 3DS StreetPass™ feature, they can challenge the Toy Pokémon of players they pass in their daily travels and view other players’ Mii™ characters in the game.

“Pokémon Rumble Blast delivers instant Pokémon gratification,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The controls are intuitive and simple enough for anyone to pick up and play, while new battle modes, more than 600 Toy Pokémon and social play opportunities offer deep experiences for longtime fans.”

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User Comments (38)

Dynetheous

#4

Dynetheous said:

awesome! i had the pokemon rumble demo on the wii and i liked that but now.. its on the 3ds and its all new! and all the pokemon are in it too! now i need some more money..

Saber

#6

Saber said:

Those new pokemon really are something.........poor ugly little guys....

siavm

#10

siavm said:

I am not paying full price for a crappy game that is not even worth $15 on wiiware.

SunnySnivy

#11

SunnySnivy said:

"Pokemon Red on 3DS VC, that is all."

More like Red Blue and Yellow, and Gold Silver and Crystal. And the GBA games. I would buy all of them. (Pokemon obsessed.)

I'll be picking this up when it comes out. :)

Linkstrikesback

#13

Linkstrikesback said:

@warnerdan. I think the best option would be for pokemon firered/leafgreen rather than the originals, I don't think that I could stand the originals anymore, it'd be really hard to go without all the minor addons that pokemon has had since then that improved the games.

Then again, maybe thats just me.

Burny

#14

Burny said:

@SunnySnivy, @warnerdan
Don't count on any Pokemon games on the 3DS' VC! Having the originals available on the VC might somewhat dampen enthusiasm for remakes like Heartgold and Soulsilver. I don't think that's in Nintendo's / Gamefreak's interest. :p

I've tried the WiiWare demo for Rumble and it was surprisingly compelling. It's a bit like a Pokemon-Diablo mashup. How I'm feeling about a 40$(€) retail game depends on how much content this has, but the potential to make this a full blown and worthy retail title is there.

Also: "instant Pokémon gratification" is nice marketing speak for "instant fix for Pokemon junkies (before we get the actual main games ready)". ;)

Late

#15

Late said:

Waiting for information about EU release... I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna pre-order this game.

@siavm: That maybe what you think about it but there is already over 10 comments about getting it. It just isn't a game for you but worth the $15 for lots of people.

Punny

#17

Punny said:

Hmm... It was good for $15, but it has to really blow my mind if I have to pay $40 for it. I'll read a review first.

HandheldGuru97

#18

HandheldGuru97 said:

YES, posed this on the forums! Anyway this comes out about a month before my Birthday so I might it then. But if another major Nintendo game comes out before for November 20th I will buy this before my Birthday.

Squiggle55

#24

Squiggle55 said:

Super Pokemon Rumble sounds just fine to me. Somewhere in the world they wasted time sitting around a table and said "Super Pokemon Rumble just won't work in America, they're simple creatures and they need flashy words like BLAST!" also "is there some way we could work in a pronoun pun?"

Supremeist

#25

Supremeist said:

I'm definitely going to get this, but I have so many on my wishlist, I'm gonna have to get enough money to come around for it. Yeah and a price drop won't happen anytime soon, even Pokemon Black and White didn't drop yet, and I don't see that happening anytime soon. But all around, I'm pretty excited to hear this news :D

Incredible-JMAN

#27

Incredible-JMAN said:

im not really interested in THESE type of pokemon games, im more into an actual adventure like red, blue, silver gold, diamond ect. I understand people's opinion on how they hate remakes and want something original, but im hoping for a remake of ruby and saphire to be honest,

Crunchy_in_milk

#28

Crunchy_in_milk said:

I'll just wait several years when 3ds games are being phased out to buy it, that's how I got F-Zero GP Legend for $4.

bonesy91

#29

bonesy91 said:

it's nice to see that even the creators of Pokemon are taking the 3DS seriously (Sarcasm intended) :)

jdkipfer

#30

jdkipfer said:

Oh, I just noticed that this is a cartridge game. For some reason I always thought this was 3dsware.

Retro_on_theGo

#31

Retro_on_theGo said:

No download play so I'll need a review first. I do love Pokemon though and Rumble on WiiWare was fun so there is a chance I'll get it.

Angelic_Lapras_King

#32

Angelic_Lapras_King said:

The problem with Pokemon games on the 3DS VC is the link up. No GB games so far can do multiplayer on the 3DS, and with Pokemon, you did it to complete the game. So Nintendo would have to come up with a solution, or make trading possible to get those games released.

komicturtle

#33

komicturtle said:

I'll have a team of Tirtougas, Torkoals, Turtwigs and Squirtles!

The great turtle empire shall becometh a reality!

TURTLE POWAH!!!!

JayceJa

#34

JayceJa said:

the original would be in no way worth full retail price like people have mentioned, but from the trailer you can already see its going to have a lot more content

eviLaTtenDant

#35

eviLaTtenDant said:

Like so many others have said before i'm waiting for some reviews and if it doesn't have much more content than the WiiWare game i'll only buy it for a budget price.

drxbeta

#36

drxbeta said:

i like pokemon games but they are over priced like pokemon rumble for wii 20$=ripoff 5$=fair priced

POKEMON_CRAZY

#38

POKEMON_CRAZY said:

Can someone please tell me how to get Zekrom Or reshiram on Super Pokemon Rumble. I tried everything, even doing a cave 19 times as I seen on YouTube. )Finished the game)

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