A Japan-only Pokémon arcade game will soon be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. “Pokémon Tretta Lab” will be sold as a physical addon which includes a code to download the game from the eShop.

Tretta is a game based on battling and catching Pokémon in 3 vs 3 battles using physical NFC enabled pucks which are placed on a board under the screen. The 3DS game will be able to read these pucks and give information about the Pokémon on them as well as compare their types against others. Mock battles can also be conducted. The game will be about $40 USD and will be released on the 10th of August.

PJ’s Note: I highly doubt this game will be released anywhere outside of Japan. The arcade machines rely on these physical pucks which don’t exist in other markets. An American, European, or Australian release of the arcade machines would be extremely unlikely and the target audience of such machines is ages 6 to about 10 year olds.

<3 PJ

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Back in the US after living 9 years in Japan.