A new free-to-play Pokemon game, “Rumble Rush,” should soon launch for iPhones, carrying over the “Rumble” series previously hosted on Nintendo’s Wii, Wii U, and 3DS.
Nintendo teased a “Rumble” game for smartphones in 2017 under the title “Pokeland,” but went quiet about it until Wednesday’s release in Australia on Android.
In “Rumble Rush,” players guide their Pokemon across a series of islands to battle rivals and collect still more Pokemon. Clearing stages wins “ore,” which can be refined into “power” and “summon” gears usable for upgrades.
Like many so-called “free-to-play” games, “Rumble Rush” incorporates ads and in-game purchases. On Android those purchases can cost anywhere between 99 cents and $24.99.