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What’s better than a mystery dungeon? A super mystery dungeon, of course. Which is exactly what you’ll be exploring later this year when Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon arrives on the 3DS.
Due out this fall in Japan and not hitting European shores until early 2016, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company International recently announced that Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will arrive in North America during winter 2015.
It’s appropriate that Super Mystery Dungeon is being announced now, as May is typically when new games in the hugely successful Pokemon series are revealed. With Pokemon X/Y being released in 2013 and Pokemon OR/AS hitting store shelves in 2014, many were wondering if the monster-catching series was being turned into an annualized series like, say, Assassin’s Creed or Call of Duty. Since the Mystery Dungeon series kind of falls into its own genre, though, it looks like the developers will be breaking the cycle in 2015.
Then again, E3 is just around the corner and Nintendo supposedly has a whole bunch of surprise announcements up its sleeve, so there’s still time for, I don’t know, Pokemon Amethyst and Pokemon Opal to beannounced. Oh! Or maybe Pokemon Blood Diamond, the first entry in the series to pack a hard-hitting narrative and earn a Teen rating due to subject matter.
No matter what happens with the series proper, though, it sounds like we’ve definitely got a new Mystery Dungeon game to look forward to, and The Pokemon Company is touting it as offering “impressive mystery dungeons that will surpass all others.” In case you’re not yet impressed, the series has apparently shipped 13 million copies to date, so I figure they’ve got to be doing something right.
“Players can look forward to even greater, randomly created dungeons that change each time they enter,” reads the official rundown. “In Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, players will battle alongside Legendary and Mythical Pokemon to save the world in a sweeping tale of adventure and mystery.”
Sadly, that’s all the information we have at this time, outside of the logo included at the top of this article. Of course, as I was just saying, E3 and many other annual conventions are just around the corner, so I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear plenty of new details about Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon in the coming months.
If you need something similar to help pass the time between now and the game’s release, you could try diving into the randomly generated Chalice Dungeons in Bloodborne. That game is almost identical to the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, only Bloodborne features far less gore and violence.