With Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, launching March 24 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS, the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series has evolved.
In addition to becoming a Pokémon and exploring Mystery Dungeons, players can now build their own Pokémon Paradise, discover Magnagates that can be unlocked using the Nintendo 3DS camera, participate in a new cooperative multiplayer mode and even purchase additional content to expand the Pokémon experience.
“The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games give Pokémon fans new ways to enjoy their favorite characters,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is the first entry in the series on Nintendo 3DS.”
Announced today, March 22, the game takes advantage of many of the unique features of the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. Players will instantly be drawn into the 3D visuals that pop with vibrant colors and polished design.
Using the Nintendo 3DS camera, players can scan circular objects in the real world to unlock Magnagates, special portals that lead to additional Mystery Dungeons.
When tagging another Nintendo 3DS system using StreetPass, players can revive other players’ fallen Pokémon and receive rewards for their virtual generosity.
And for the first time in the series, players can team up with others via a local wireless connection to explore special Mystery Dungeons with up to three other players in cooperative Companion Mode.
All experience and treasure earned in this local-multiplayer mode are carried over to the main single-player game.
Starting this Sunday, players can also purchase additional content for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. The downloadable content includes new Mystery Dungeons to explore, new items to collect and new Pokémon to interact with.
As a special treat for fans, the first dungeon, the Poké Forest Mystery Dungeon, will be free to download beginning launch day through April 30. Three additional downloadable Mystery Dungeons will also be available to purchase at launch, with more dungeons available regularly throughout April. A downloadable demo version of the game is currently available in the Nintendo eShop.