Nintendo Announces Two New Pokemon Games
It's a mystery when the series will end.
Nintendo is continuing its series of Pokemon dungeon crawling games with Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness for the DS scheduled for release on April 20.
The games takes place in a land devoid of humans (who seem to have a tendency of shoving them into tiny balls and forcing them to participate in the videogame equivalent of cock fighting). After taking a personality test of sorts, players will be given control over one of 16 pokemon as they embark on an epic journey through time and (darkened) space to presumably save the world in some fashion or another.
Almost 500 pokemon will appear between the two games, and Wi-Fi support will allow players to journey together and send alerts through e-mail and text messaging. If you're a closet game-loving furry who's always wanted to "be" a pokemon rather than simply command one, then this is the game for you.
"Only the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series lets players experience the thrill of actually becoming a Pokemon character," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "It's a unique perspective that delights both longtime Pokemon fans and newcomers alike."