Pocket Card Jockey
Today, Nintendo announced that Pocket Card Jockey would also come out in Europe, next month. It will be released on May 5th on the Nintendo eShop (the price remains TBA), and a free demo will be available this week. It was previously announced for North America during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, and it’s quite likely that region will get both the demo and full game on the same day as Europe.
If you don’t quite know what Pocket Card Jockey is, you should know it’s a game developed by Game Freak, creators of HarmoKnight and the Pokémon series. Here’s what we wrote about it last month, in our Nintendo Direct report:
Basically, it’s a unique and addictive mix of horse racing and… solitaire. Yes, you read that right!
It’s actually pretty simple: by clearing cards, you get unity power. You can use that power to move your horse faster on the track, or save it for a boost at the end. By winning races (which is done using strategic placement on the tracks), you can level up your horse. When you do, its stats will increase, along with your game bonuses.
After a while, you will start earning trophies for winning high ranking races, which will catch the attention of sponsors. You will also be able to get new horses, pair them up, breed them, and train new mounts for you to use in races.
If you’re still not quite sure what the game is about, here’s some gameplay footage, courtesy of Nintendaan:
And here’s some screenshots from the Nintendo Direct:
Pocket Card Jockey (3DS eShop) comes out on Lay 5th in Europe, and May in North America. Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated with this new game/date!
The Battle Cats Pop
Last week, Ponos announced that the Nintendo 3DS version of The Battle Cats (a smartphone game, initially) would be released in English, and will feature VS multiplayer. Unfortunately, they didn’t give a release date/window, let alone a price.
Also, it’s not quite clear whether the game will only be released in North America, or if Europe is also getting the game. But since the IARC allows for free age rating, there’s no reason for one region not to get the game.
Head after the break for some gameplay footage!
Here’s some gameplay footage, courtesy of Nintendaan:
Our Upcoming Releases page has been updated with this new game/date!