Pocket Card Jockey has been out for quite some time in Japan, but was just recently - during the March Nintendo Direct - confirmed for a May arrival in North America. Nintendo of Europe kept quiet, but has now confirmed that a demo will arrive this week in the Download Update, and that the full game will hit the region on 5th May.

It seems a reasonable bet that the release date will be the same in North America, but that's not been confirmed.

As for what the game is, it was developed by a small team at Game Freak; rather like HarmoKnight it began as a side-project for staff, as part of an initiative to encourage the studio's employees to work on new ideas. It blends Solitaire, horse racing and some RPG elements, as you can see in the Direct reveal below.

Are any of you in Europe planning to try out the demo this week? Let us know.