See Game Freak’s New Platformer With Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight Screenshots

By Ishaan . September 4, 2012 . 12:00pm

Pokémon developer, Game Freak, have developed a Nintendo eShop game, which is due out in Japan soon. Titled Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight, this is a rhythm-platformer where your character automatically runs through a stage, and you need to jump over obstacles and attack enemies in order to avoid getting hit.


Hitting enemies and grabbing collectibles along the way adds to the background music, and the game has a world map that lets you select stages, sort of like Super Mario World.


Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight will be released on September 5th in Japan. You can watch in-game footage here.



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  • MrRobbyM

    This will probably get localized in 2013 making 2013 a good year to get a 3DS in  US/EU.

  • Anesia Hunter

    they make this, but won’t make a regular pokemon game for 3ds…

    (it feels somewhat like the pokedex 3d all over again.)

    • MrRobbyM

      Pokemon B/W2 was just released recently. A 3DS Pokemon game wont happen until 2013 at the earliest.

    • Brian

      yes but yet they already are releasing a pokemon game for the DS this year if anything. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire 3DS would comeing soon maybe between 2013-14. You all know a remake of the 3 generation is the next step!

      • Suicunesol

         I don’t know… I think a new game for a new handheld is more appropriate. The old RS/FRLG games are still connectable with the current DS games. I think it’s too soon. :(

      • Anesia Hunter

        i think my point was failed to be seen. my point is black and white as well as black and white 2 should’ve gone to 3ds in the first place and instead they said they refused to move to the 3ds.

        • There would have been no point to move to the 3DS. BW were already in development for the DS before the 3DS was even announced. And they released 5 months before the 3DS. Porting a 2D game over to the 3DS would have been pointless and limited the market for the game. An actual remake for the 3DS would have taken another 2 years, same for BW2. If they remade them for 3DS they wouldn’t be releasing for another year or two. And it makes more sense that direct sequels would run on the same engine as their predecessors. 6th gen will feature the new 3DS engine, just be patient.

      •  I have my doubts about that, because previously remakes weren’t released until next gen games already made their debuts and they just ran on the same engine as those games. R/S debuted on GBA, then they released FR/LG later using that engine. Same with D/P. HGSS was made later using that engine. So I imagine they will skip the remakes this time so that they can debut the new 3DS engine with a new generation of Pokémon.

    • Suicunesol

      I guarantee they’re already making it. Why assume that a developer can only make one game at a time?

  • Mnstrzero00

    I’m not seeing any reason why this could not have been a simaltaneous release. They could have held it back a month.

  • Suicunesol

    Does anyone else think that the visuals of this game might be a good indicator of what the next Pokemon game will look like?

    • I was thinking that also actually… but then i shunned the thought.

    • Probably not. 

    • Go2hell66

       Dear god please no

  • Zonic505

    Really hope this comes to the US. I wish Game Freak was allowed to make more games outside of Pokemon. Pulseman & Drill Dozer were quite fun games & this looks like one as well.

  • ronin4life

    Played the demo. It was awesome.

  • rinalicat

    Come on Europe release! I’m gonna start saving up points to buy this!!!

  • rurin

    Pokemon stage!!!!!! <3

  • Michael Carr

    I think it’s nice to see Game Freak trying different things.  I, too, hope this gets a USA release.

    To all the folks making remarks about a 3D Pokemon game: I second Jared Pratt’s post, and wish to add that developing a game for a system like the 3DS will take far longer than developing something for the original DS, not to mention make it more expensive.

    Besides, think of all the people who have yet to be able to purchase a 3DS – wouldn’t it be a little unfair to make a direct sequel to a beloved game available only on a next-gen system? For all the 3DS units that have sold, there are *millions* more regular DSes out there, and Game Freak would be shooting itself in the foot if it made a main game a 3DS-exclusive this soon. (Remember Diamond and Pearl? Those came out roughly two to three years after the initial release of the platform they were created for.)

    Anyway, I digress. Here’s hoping that Game Freak finds success in branching out to new gaming territory.

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