The Pokémon Company releases a new game for Android and iOS. Pokémon Rumble Rush is a beat-’em-up game and has only been released in the Australian Play Store for the time being. Soon the smartphone game will be released worldwide.
The game is free and includes in-game purchases. The gameplay is similar to earlier Pokémon Rumble games that appeared for the Nintendo Wii, Wii U and 3DS. Players choose a Pokémon and thereby fight against other Pokémon on a playing field by tapping on it. The goal is to defeat as many opponents as possible.
When fighting Pokémon there is a chance every time that the defeated monster befriends the player. If that is the case, the player can use this Pokémon for subsequent battles. Pokémon Rumble Rush takes place on different islands, each with its own Super Boss fight. Winning those battles yields items to make Pokémon stronger.
Pokémon Rumble Rush is already in the Google Play Store, but cannot be downloaded everywhere yet. It is not yet known when the smartphone game will be officially released. According to the announcement, the worldwide release will follow ‘soon’.