It feels like only earlier this week we were talking about a new Pokemon title coming to mobile devices… oh, wait. It was.
Well, if you can't wait for DeNa's next Nintendo outing, which doesn't even have a tentative title, then maybe instead look toward today's The Pokemon Company announcement: Pokemon Rumble Rush. It's from Ambrella, and is a refined version of Pokeland, which was announced two years ago.
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A continuation of the Pokemon Rumble series was somewhat unexpected. They're button-bashing brawlers, which certainly fits the tapping habits that many of us have developed over the years, but the Rumble spin-offs never truly felt like they stood well on their own. Still, a fourth entry may well break the mould.
So, here's the low-down. It's actually dangerously close to release as it stands, with both iOS and Android listings flagged as coming soon. There is, as ever, an exception however. It's currently live for the the Australian region, so if you're over that way then you can dig in right now.
Here's the low-down on the brawler from its Google Play page:
"• Enjoy fast-paced gameplay on the go
It's easy to control your Pokémon with one hand. Clear stages by controlling your Pokémon as it moves forward. If you see enemy Pokémon, you can attack by just tapping the screen. Tap to engage in exciting gameplay action!
• The islands and seas explored during your adventures change every two weeks
You may find unfamiliar and stronger Pokémon on new islands. So, journey through various islands and seas and collect more and more Pokémon!
• Upgrade Pokémon of your choice
You'll sometimes receive ore when you clear a stage. Refine ore to get power gears that you can use to make your Pokémon stronger. You may even be able to refine ore into a summon gear that calls forth a Pokémon to use a powerful move. Use power gears and summon gears to help your favorite Pokémon do well!
• Test your strength using the Pokémon you've collected
Occasionally, you can earn rewards by working your way through the Super Boss Rush. You'll need many different types of strong Pokémon to win each Super Boss Rush. Harness the power of the Pokémon you've collected from various islands and seas to defeat the powerful Super Bosses.
• Devices compatible with Pokémon Rumble Rush
Pokémon Rumble Rush is compatible with the following environments:
Android 4.4 or higher, Snapdragon 410 or higher
Please be aware though that Pokémon Rumble Rush may not function on some devices."