I normally don’t post press releases for when a game is being launched, as that’s usually left for the weekly Now Shipping post, but it seems that one game slipped through the cracks on this week’s list: PokÃ©mon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. And since I don’t think we’ve said much of it, I figure this is a good enough opportunity:
The new PokÃ©monâ„¢ Ranger: Shadows of Almia action-adventure game for Nintendo DSâ„¢ launches today and lets players capture PokÃ©mon in a fun, new way: by circling them on the touch screen with a “Capture Styler.” Capturing a PokÃ©mon allows players to use its abilities to overcome various obstacles and challenges they face along the way. As the game progresses the stylus-controlled Capture Styler is upgraded with new abilities.
“The first PokÃ©mon games launched in the United States more than 10 years ago, and new fans are created every day,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “To date, the PokÃ©mon franchise has sold more than 60 million games in the United States. PokÃ©mon Ranger: Shadows of Almia gives fans new challenges and new adventures.”
In PokÃ©mon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, players take on the role of a PokÃ©mon Ranger, who works to help people, PokÃ©mon and nature. Along the way, players meet and capture all kinds of different PokÃ©mon who can help them overcome various challenges, such as fighting wildfires, rescuing people or delivering important packages. Different PokÃ©mon have different powers that can help players as they progress through the game.
Players get to travel through a larger land, go on more Missions and experience more adventures than in the original PokÃ©mon Ranger game. The game is set in Almia, a new region that has locations such as oceans, forests and deserts not found in the original game. Players can start the game as a boy or girl Ranger, and add up to 17 Partner PokÃ©mon (special PokÃ©mon that remain with the Ranger even after their powers are used) to their team as the game progresses. PokÃ©mon Ranger: Shadows of Almia features PokÃ©mon from the PokÃ©monÂ® Diamond version and PokÃ©monÂ® Pearl version games (each sold separately). — Press Release
For more information (and snazzy wallpapers such as the one seen above, only in full-size), go to PokemonRanger.com.