One of Game Freak’s more unorthodox games was mentioned during today’s Nintendo Direct. Nintendo will be bringing Soliti Horse, a game that combines Solitaire and horse racing, to the Nintendo 3DS eShop as Pocket Card Jockey.
In Pocket Card Jockey, players manage a horse as it goes through races. You’ll both control the horse and play the card game during a race, with the control part tasking you with laying down lines to set a path for the horse. As you play Solitaire, you’ll earn Unity Power. This will help your horse speed up and pass opponents.
There’s also a simulation element to Pocket Card Jockey. Your horse will level up as it races, increasing its speed and stamina stats. It can even learn skills. Doing well in races earns you sponsors as well. Once your horse is ready to retire, you can even breed them on your ranch to get a new horse that possesses characteristics from previous horses.
Pocket Card Jockey will come to the Nintendo eShop in May 2016.