Pokemon Rumble was a classic in the Wii, 3DS, and Wii U era of gaming and it looks like players who enjoyed that art style and those RPG brawler mechanics will soon be in for a pleasant surprise.
Pokéland is an upcoming iOS and Android app and the announcement assets definitely seem more inspired by Pokemon Rumble than any other entry in the franchise.
The announcement of the free-to-play Pokéland app comes just a few days after the launch of Magikarp Jump, so Nintendo is definitely still looking to recreate that worldwide buzz that existed for the first few months of Pokémon GO (which may make a comeback when Legendaries arrive this summer).
Here’s a look at one of the announcement tweets from the Pokéland twitter account:
— 『ポケランド』みんなでαテスト公式 (@pokelandapp) May 31, 2017
One perk to Pokéland is that the app will allow users to link the game to their Nintendo account. We’re not sure exactly what functionality this will add just yet, but it seems likely that the Mii characters associated with the Nintendo account will somehow be usable in Pokéland.
There is no release date yet, but an alpha test is currently underway for Android users in Japan. This round of testing is scheduled to wrap up on June 9.
Pokéland currently does not have a confirmed release date.