Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is launching this fall, while Nintendo has yet to confirm the Pokemon Z release date. Both games are expected to be available on Nintendo 3DS upon date of release.
Japan to Receive Super Mystery Dungeon First
On September 17, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will be launched in Japan. A worldwide release is likely to follow this winter, even though it is uncertain exactly when the game will reach U.S. shores.
This latest information was announced recently via the official Super Mystery Dungeon trailer, which was shown during the Nintendo Direct Micro Broadcast in Japan on May 31. A copy of this video is already available on YouTube.
Described as a dungeon-crawling RPG, Super Mystery Dungeon has players assuming the role of a Pokemon. There are 20 to choose from. Players will be joined by partners as they negotiated treacherous enemies and dangerous traps. Nintendo announced that the game will feature 720 types of Pokemon.
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is the follow-up to the 2005 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon videogame. Developed by Spike Chunsoft, the two titles are exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS portable console.
Pokemon Z Release Date Still Unconfirmed
The rumored successor to Pokemon Y is still a mystery, considering that Nintendo has yet to unveil any meaningful information. For now, it seems that the so-called Pokemon Z exists solely within the wishful thinking of diehard fans.
There is also the chance that Nintento is not intending on developing Pokemon Z for now. Last year, senior Pokemon developer Junichi Masuda hinted that Nintendo is more interested in pushing out remakes rather than creating all-new games.
"If after Black and White we came out with a grey, people would have been expecting that," he told GameSpot. "Same thing with [Pokemon] X/Y and having a Z straight afterwards. So we're always just trying to surprise people."
However, Masuda insisted that the entire Pokemon franchise will not be rebooted anytime soon.
"One of the main appeals of Pokemon over the years is the concept that even through all these games, you can have people 20 years apart but they can still talk about Pokemon," he explained.
Despite the lack of news, fans have not stopped speculating on a potential Pokemon Z debut at the upcoming E3 2015 conference. The annual event features demos and presentations for upcoming videogame titles. Whether this prediction comes to pass remains to be seen.