News: Nintendo has more Pokemon planned.
The lone GBA game Nintendo showed off at E3 this year was Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, which is the little brother of the DS version, dubbed Blue Rescue Team.
And if you've ever wanted to actually play as a Pokemon, then they're for you. Here's what we know:
Format: Nintendo DS (Blue) and Game Boy Advance (Red)
Launch Date: Sept. 18, 2006
ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
Game Type: Dungeon Role-Playing Game
Accessories: Game Boy Advance Game Link cable
Developer: Chun Soft
For the first time ever, the player is a Pok?mon, speaking and interacting with other characters in a world populated only by Pok?mon.
A deep, involving and dramatic story brings the player into a world of Pok?mon not seen or experienced before.
Strategic battles enhance the adventure.
Randomly generated dungeons make every mission unique.
Game storyline: One day the player awakens to find that he or she has been turned into a Pok?mon. The land is being ravaged by natural disasters so the player decides to form a rescue team with a partner Pok?mon. The player can interact with many different Pok?mon on various missions while trying to uncover their true purpose and destiny. An engrossing story of adventure, redemption and, most of all, friendship.
Characters: Players can choose to be a Pok?mon, and then choose another Pok?mon to be their partner. Numerous Pok?mon can become friends with the player and can be called upon to join his or her rescue teams. Assuming the role of a Pok?mon, the player converses with other Pok?mon for the first time using engaging graphics with various Pok?mon expressions.
How to progress through the game: Players form a rescue team with a Pok?mon friend, accept various missions and try to help Pok?mon in trouble. They go into many dungeons and strategically make their way through many floors. The layout of the dungeons is randomly generated, so they present a different challenge every time. Strategy and thinking are the keys to clearing the dungeons and completing the missions.
Special powers/weapons/moves/features: A massive amount of game play with endless replay value; many rescue missions to conquer ? even after the main story reaches its climactic conclusion. The game starts off easy and advances in difficulty as the player progresses. It will appeal to novice and expert Pok?mon fans alike. For the first time, a Pok?mon's moves can be ?linked? and used together in one turn. This feature offers the player a strategic choice of attacks and is an entirely new concept in the Pok?mon world.