The Pokémon Company International confirmed a new entry in the Pokémon Rumble series today. Pokémon Rumble Rush is a free-to-start beat-‘em-up title available for download for Android mobile devices in Australia via Google Play. The iOS version and full worldwide release will be coming soon.
In Pokémon Rumble Rush, players assume the role of an intrepid adventurer tasked with discovering new islands and the various Pokémon that inhabit each area. As they explore each island players must overcome hordes of enemy Pokémon that stand in their way. During each of these encounters there is a chance one or more of the Pokémon will befriend a player.
Each island features Super Boss fights and, if victorious, players have the chance to get items that power up their Pokémon.
Pokémon Rumble Rush includes hundreds of different species of Pokémon. The more players explore the game world and take part in special events, the more Pokémon they will discover—possibly including Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. Exploration may also lead to players finding a previously “undiscovered” stage which players get to name.
The game is controlled mostly with taps and swipes, which saves you from the hassles of a virtual joystick. Which is a pretty nice feature, honestly.
Pokémon Rumble Rush is available now for Android owners in Australia. An iOS and worldwide release is coming soon.