Pokémon Rumble World is set to launch in Australia and New Zealand as a packaged game from January 23. Available for the Nintendo 3DS it has a suggested retail price of AU$49.95which is cheaper than most physical versions – but more expensive than the free to play downloadable one.
Originally released as a downloadable game in April 2015, this packaged version will provide the full Pokémon Rumble World experience, alongside a number of features reconfigured especially for this packaged version of the game. This adventure in the wonderful world of Toy Pokémon does not feature any additional paid-for content.
As you begin to explore the kingdom of toys in the guise of your Mii character, the king greets you and explains his frustration at having only one Pokémon. In contrast, he knows a mysterious magician who has 10 of them! The king is upset and enlists your help in collecting more Pokémon than the pesky magician has, thus showing him a thing or two about collecting Pokémon! Accompanied by the king’s own Pikachu, you embark on your heroic voyages via hot-air balloon to places where wild Toy Pokémon await discovery!
You, along with your Personal Mii, will collect Pokémon through thrilling gameplay, challenging stages and by collecting essential items. Every existing Legendary Pokémon can be discovered and collected, with Mega-Evolving Pokémon joining the battles. Plus, your Adventure Rank will increase the more Pokémon you collect.
Not only Pokémon appear in Pokémon Rumble World. Your Mii character appears, as well as the Mii characters of players you pass, leading to adventures for Pokémon and Mii characters together. You can enable this mode by connecting your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system to the internet and also activating StreetPass. Then Mii characters from near and far are able to visit one another’s games and provide mutual support in future battles.
The packaged version includes newly reconfigured features such as Poké Diamonds, the Poké Diamond Digger and VIP Cards, whilst removing the paid content component.
Poké Diamonds make your adventures more fun and help you along in your mission to discover Pokémon for the king. After completing the tutorial, visit the shop to receive your allotment of 3,000 Poké Diamonds. In addition, you will also be able to access the Poké Diamond Digger. The Poké Diamond Digger will provide you with 40 new Poké Diamonds every day. Once you obtain 3,000 Poké Diamonds and the Poké Diamond Digger, a special VIP Card feature will open up. There are two VIP Cards, the Balloon VIP Card and the Timing Stop VIP Card and they can be used to more easily voyage through the wonderful kingdom of Toy Pokémon, collecting more Pokémon for the king!
Players can purchase the all-in-one Pokémon Rumble World package at retail locations from January 23, 2016 (SRP AU$49.95).