During today’s Nintendo Direct, a somewhat expected new Pokemon game was revealed, Pokémon Rumble World, for the Nintendo 3DS! Pokémon Rumble World will be a successor to 2013’s Pokémon Rumble U, this time featuring all 719 Pokémon as obtainable toys. This game will be available in the Nintendo 3DS eShop on April 8th for free, but will have in-app purchases for “Poké Diamonds,” which can be used to travel to in-game locations faster. Poké Diamonds will also be obtainable through StreetPass and completing in-game events.

The game itself will feature Pokémon toys that Mega Evolve, a first to the Pokémon Rumble series. As players befriend more Pokémon, their “Adventurer Rank” will go up, allowing them to discover stages featuring stronger Pokémon. Players’ Mii characters will also be present in the game. Traveling to different locations will be done via a hot air balloon, which can be summoned using Poké Diamonds. Fortunately, Nintendo has revealed that Poké Diamonds allow for “quicker progress through the game,” and are not a necessity for continuing on, unlike Pokémon Shuffle.

A Japanese trailer can be viewed below:

So, what do you guys think about this new installment to the Pokémon Rumble series? Had you expected something different, perhaps better, from this title? Will you be downloading it on its release date? Let us know in the comments below!