There is a new Pokémon smartphone game called Pokémon Rumble Rush. Previously announced with the name Pokeland back in 2017 the game reappeared today with a new name and Eurogramer notes that it’s already available on the Australian Google Play Store. Developed by Ambrella, the developer behind the four previous Pokémon Rumble games, it will be available for both iOS and Android. There is a number of smartphone Pokémon games such as the Niantic-developed Pokémon Go which is still going strong almost three years after its initial release and 2017’s Magikarp Jump.
Earlier this week, GamesIndustry.biz noted that DeNa, the developer behind Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and the upcoming Mario Kart Tour, announced that it’s working on a Pokémon mobile game of its own that’s due to be released this financial year.
First released on the Wii back in 2009, the Pokemon Rumble games are a beat ‘em up take on the Pokémon series. Since its debut, it’s seen four entries in total, with two titles appearing on the 3DS and another on the Wii U where it was the first game to support NFC figurines. This NFC functionality would eventually morph into Nintendo’s incredible successful Amiibo lineup.