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Pokemon Battles Go Real-Time on 3DS

This fall, the first Pokemon game specifically designed for 3DS will launch. Pokemon Rumble Blast is the sequel to a 2009 WiiWare game called Pokemon Rumble. It isn't a traditional Pokemon game, featuring Dynasty Warriors-style real-time battles against lots of opponents to create a cooperative, collectathon 3D adventure.

Rumble Blast places players in control of a wind-up toy Pokemon and allows them to battle against "dozens" of other toys at once, according to Nintendo. There are also large boss Pokemon to take down either solo or with a friend, and over 600 toy Pokemon to collect and add to the player's team.

The game supports wireless multiplayer for cooperative play and also makes use of the 3DS StreetPass capabilities to allow players to challenge the toy Pokemon of other players. StreetPass Miis also show up in the game.

"Pokemon Rumble Blast delivers instant Pokemon gratification," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and 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."

The game's due out for 3DS on October 24. Find out more here.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Pokemon Battles Go Real-Time on 3DS with Pokemon Rumble Blast


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