Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3DS gets confirmed US release

Nintendo delivers latest in the spin-off Pokémon series in March

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is the first game in the spin-off series to arrive for 3DS, and will hit store and the eShop in US on March 24.


According to the blurb, "Become one of five popular Pokémon from the fan-favorite franchise - Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew - and journey through infinite dungeons, battle and befriend other Pokémon, collect treasures and explore the game's vast, beautiful world".

Mystery Dungeon offers up randomly generated dungeons, with items and power ups that'll change location each time a player enters them. Pokémon, items and treasure within a Mystery Dungeon will change location every time a player re-enters.

In Gates to Infinity, players can gain access to additional Mystery Dungeons through 'Magnagates'. "To open the Magnagates, players scan circular objects in the real world using the Nintendo 3DS Camera, allowing them to continue their adventure, even after they have completed the main Mystery Dungeons" explains Nintendo.

The game, which released in Japan in November 2012, will also feature wireless multiplayer. A UK release is yet to be confirmed.

A Japanese trailer can be viewed here.