Back in February, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company released a new Pokémon game on the Nintendo 3DS, which happened to be Free 2 Play. Called Pokémon Shuffle, it’s obviously inspired from the various match-3 puzzle games that have been rather successful on mobile platforms, and quite obviously, it includes microtransactions.
Since its launch, Pokémon Shuffle has been downloaded over 4.7 million times on the Nintendo eShop, which is most likely a satisfying result for The Pokémon Company. That being said, it looks like the company isn’t going to leave it at that, as Pokémon Shuffle Mobile was announced a few minutes ago. We currently don’t know how this mobile version will differ from the Nintendo 3DS version (pricing, features), or if there will be any connectivity.
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile will launch this Summer in Japan, and later this year in Europe and North America. In Japan, a beta test was launched today (June 30th in Japan), and allows 10 000 users on Android to try out the game until July 14th. In this version, players can meet up to 30 different Pokémon, and test some of the features of the game (with more to come). Apparently, it will not be possible to transfer data to the full version of the game.
Here’s the English trailer for the game:
You will find the Japanese trailer and some screenshots after the break!
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile will be launched this Summer in Japan, and later this year in Europe and North America.
Source: The Pokémon Company