Pokemon Rumble Blast, Captain America 3DS drop in October

Monster-battler heads to Nintendo's new handheld on October 24, while Sega delays Super Soldier to October 25.

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A spate of dour news has surrounded Nintendo's 3DS over the past couple of weeks, with word emerging of delays for Shinobi and Crush3D and cancellations for Mega Man Legends 3 and Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy. Now comes some good news, by way of updated release dates for Nintendo's Pokemon Rumble Blast and Captain America: Super Soldier, which will launch within days of each other on October 24 and October 25, respectively.

Pokemon Rumble Blast offers some 600 toy soldiers.

Pokemon Rumble Blast bears the distinction of being the first game in Nintendo's blockbuster franchise to appear exclusively on the 3DS. It is a follow-on from the 2009 WiiWare title Pokemon Rumble and sees players battling against waves of windup Toy Pokemon. More than 600 Toy Pokemon can be found within the game, some of which can then be acquired and trained.

Nintendo's latest Pokemon game also includes multiplayer functionality. For local play, gamers can engage in cooperative battles and also more easily draft defeated Toy Pokemon. Pokemon Rumble Blast also incorporates the 3DS's StreetPass, where players' Toy Pokemon can engage one another automatically.

As for Captain America: Super Soldier, the 3DS version follows on from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS games, which hit store shelves today. Sega has not indicated a direction for the 3DS edition of the game, which was initially slated to arrive alongside versions on other platforms. However, the publisher did emphasize that like the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, the 3DS game will boast 3D support.

Other editions of Super Soldier offer an original storyline based on the Captain America film, which stars Chris Evans (Fantastic Four), Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men), and Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man 2). Harking back to the comic franchise's roots, Nazis are the target of Captain America's ire, as the shield-wielding hero squares off against his archnemesis, Red Skull, in an effort to stop the evil machinations of the scientist Arnim Zola.

Discussion

17 comments
jecht_35
jecht_35

Its a frakin pokemon game of course its going to sell a million copys just because, It dosen't look to bad anyways and gameplay looks alright.

Super-Poke-Bros
Super-Poke-Bros

It's not main series pokemon. I bet the next game will be either a Hoenn remake (so that all generations can be on the DS) or the 6th gen maybe? If they do make a Hoenn remake, I hope they go all out with it. It would be nice if they made it in the style of Battle Rev, but with an actual story. Either way, it should be on the 3DS. It would really help 3DS sales if they make a new (main series) Pokemon game 3DS bundle.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

@ Marcster1994 I'd usually agree, although it should be noted that the pokemon have been turned into caricatures. The idea itself is pretty good; to be able to control a pokemon directly and fight others; but it wasn't pulled off very well.

Chico_Azteca
Chico_Azteca

calm down guys this is a spinoff Pokemon game for younger audiences 3DS main Pokemon game will come next year....i hope.....it MUST dammit D:

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Funny how people complain about Pokemon being the same too much and when they finally do something different, you all complain again.

Evenios
Evenios

i might get it anyways but sucks it wont be a "real" pokemon game come on come on!!!!!!

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@CaptainVictory I actually remember playing Pokémon Red on my TV by using the 'Transfer Pak' which came with Pokemon Stadium on N64. It was awesome (at the time).

Nozizaki
Nozizaki

We're starting to get October release dates for the 3DS... does that mean rumors of Mario Kart coming that month are false? I mean Pokemon is a Nintendo franchise.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

As much as I'd like to some a game with some connectivity to Black and White, CaptainVictory, it seems as if Nintendo has all but abandoned the Wii. Aside from a few titles like Skyward Sword and Mario Party 9, they've likely shifted all their effort toward the 3DS and the upcoming WiiU. ...of course, with the way the 3DS' releases are looking (especially regarding MML3 getting the axe), they're not giving me a reason to buy their new handheld.

Iridescent406
Iridescent406

Yeah, because Pokemon Rumble is really going to soften the blow of the cancellation of MML3 and AC... :/ I'm still bummed out about that, the 3DS line-up is just getting more skimpy by the minute. I swear if nobody is going to start a petition for the continuation of MML3, then I will.

CaptainVictory
CaptainVictory

@Wormkid_64 I wanna see a normal Pokemon game for the Wii or WiiU. How cool would that be?

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

I want to see a normal pokemon game for the 3DS.No hate against this one,it's just I like that formula.If it ain't broke,don't fix it.

naruto-fan55
naruto-fan55

man, pokemon sucks, digimon was much better before, but pokemon is still alive because it is part of the "prestigious" nintendo company so, nintendo obviously won't be letting it die.... man i think pokemon age is over by all means. as for captain america....(no comment....look @Double_Wide's comment)

Marcster1994
Marcster1994

Some good news after the Capcom disappointment.

zzamaro
zzamaro

"As for Captain America: Super Soldier, the 3DS version follows on from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DS games, which hit store shelves today" Lucky PSP.

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

First Ultimate MvsC 3, then Mega Man Legends 3, then Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, then Final Fantasy XIII-2, then Resident Evil: Mercenaries, and now this! What's the point in releasing a licensed game 3 months after the movie its based on is? What the hell is the matter with these developers lately?!

helldew
helldew

yay at least some good news capcom lost a TON of respect from me though not releasing MML3 though