Recently we reported on the fact that The Pokémon Company are partnering up with DeNA for a brand new mobile game based on the series, set for release sometime before the end of March 2020. This article is not about that game. Sorry, we have as little an idea about what this game could be as you do at this moment of time. However, while we can’t share more info on what the mysterious DeNA collaboration will be, we can share some news about another new Pokémon mobile to join the series’ offerings on the platform named Pokémon Rumble Rush which, if you’re lucky enough to live in Australia and have an Android phone, is available to play right now!
According to the game’s official website, this game was previously known as ‘Pokéland’ and had various alpha tests in 2017 before going silent. After over a year of silence on the fate of this project, it has resurfaced under the name of Pokémon Rumble Rush and is set for release soon on both iOS and Android mobile devices. The aim of the game is to control your Pokémon as they traverse through a variety of stages and battle against a variety of Pokémon they encounter on the way. It appears that, since it’s alpha tests in 2017, the game has undergone multiple changes while still retaining its core concept, and is soon set for release.
That is, unless you live in Australia. If you live in that country and own an Android device, this game is available to download for free right now! The game appears to have been soft-launched in the country, a process many mobile games undergo ahead of a wider release to iron out any early issues with servers and bugs in the software. While this may be frustrating for fans outside of the country, it does mean that this game looks to be just around the corner and will soon be available to players worldwide on all platforms very soon, although no release date has been announced at this time.
Pokémon has found a home on mobile platforms for non-RPG experiences, and with the recent release of Detective Pikachu, now is as good a time as any to release a game like Pokémon Rumble Rush to the public. Whether it’s actually any fun remains to be seen, and although I’m interested in the game, because I neither own an Android device or live in Australia, I’ll have to wait a little longer to play it for myself. The limited screenshots and information provided to us on the game’s Japanese website and Google Play listing do look promising, though!