The new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 3DS game is headed our way. Nintendo and the Pokémon Company will release Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity in March 2013.
As previously reported, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity introduces the concept of “Magnagates”. Taking photographs of round objects with the Nintendo 3DS camera converts these into dungeon entrances that your Pokémon can explore. Each time you re-enter a dungeon, the placement of Pokémon, items and treasures within it changes.
You get to play as one of five Pokémon—Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew. Once you’re out exploring, a neat new feature gives you the option control two separate parties at once.
There’s also a fully customizable town that you can outfit with various services and facilities throughout the course of the game, and this serves as your base of operations.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will be released on March 24th, 2013. Nintendo will release the game both at retail and as a Nintendo eShop download. In Japan, the game also has a demo, but this hasn’t been announced for a U.S. release yet.