Thursday, January 10, 2008

"Pokémon Ranger: Batonnage" Sequel Confirmed!


A Pokémon Ranger sequel has been confirmed, and it will be released on March 20th, 2008 in Japan. I remember the first Ranger game was released in March 2006 in Japan, and we got it later that October, so I guess we should expect it. I know this isn't a news site, but I am a die-hard fan of Pokémon, so you can expect posts like these coming from me every once in a while. Here are the two scans below and a bit of translated info from the scans:

  • It is set in a region called Arumia with a male protagonist named Hajime, but you can play as either a Male or Female as before; and they have both just graduated from Ranger School.

  • This game features a number of 4th gen Pokémon and seems to have Darkrai as an ominous Pokémon and Lucario, Heatran & Cresselia in support roles

  • You seem to be able to select your partner in this game out of 17 possible combinations. The 17 Pokémon displayed in the magazine which are likely to be the partners are; Munchlax, Kricketot, Mime Jr., Cranidos, Croagunk, Machop, Shieldon, Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, Pachirisu, Starly, Snover, Misdreavus, Hippopotas, Sneasel & Gible

  • As well as the missions you get to do in the game, there are optional missions for helping people around in the towns. These are known as Quests

  • There are also cards that boost up your Capture Styler, for example an Electric one which lowers Electric Damage to your styler by 3

  • You seem to be able to Surf on Pokémon in more controlled environments

  • The game will utilize the Nintendo WiFi Connection in some way. (My guess would be for either scores or capture challenges over WiFi.)

  • Game mechanics match the previous game

Please post comments on what you think of this game!

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