Nintendo has essentially mined the life out of the main Pokemon series (they're re-releasing the core games every couple of years) but the Mystery Dungeon spinoff seems to have struck a chord with the fans. The latest entry, Explorers of Sky
once again lets you play as a pocket monster instead of the sadistic trainer trapping them in little spheres. The game lets you select one of 19 playable Pokemon and interact with 490 others.
Sheesh, and I remember when there were only 150. Explorers of Sky is in stores now.
Nintendo's Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Lets Players Be a Pokémon
Special Episodes and New Hero Pokémon Deliver More Exploration and Discovery
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today’s launch of the Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky video game for the Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo DSi™ systems gives players the opportunity to play through a game as an actual Pokémon. This newest installment in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon video game series expands on the fun found in Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness with new content, original storylines and more Pokémon for players to interact with. Players begin the game as one of 19 different hero Pokémon, which include five hero Pokémon not included in previous games. From there, players team up with partner Pokémon and set off on an adventure to save the world from destruction.
“The Pokémon franchise has delighted fans for more than a decade by providing unique video game experiences based on exploration, storytelling and social play,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky delivers an amazing adventure, with a touching storyline and memorable characters for players to enjoy.”
Throughout Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, players will interact with more than 490 other Pokémon in this dungeon-based role-playing game and uncover an immersive storyline by playing new Special Episodes. In these Special Episodes, players experience new stories through the eyes of some of the supporting characters that first appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness.
The game also includes a number of interactive elements that let players connect with one another. Players can send a demo dungeon to a friend’s Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi system over a local wireless connection, or access special missions over Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection via wireless broadband Internet access. Up to two players can also trade items over a local wireless connection.
For more information about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, visit www.PokemonMysteryDungeon.com.