With Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon’s release a little over a week away, Nintendo has released the game’s first TV commercial. The video confirms most of what people know and suspect about the latest entry in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. Players wake up in-game to discover they are a Pokemon, join a team, and delve into dungeons to perform tasks for other Pokemon. There’s also an overarching mystery concerning a strange affliction that’s turning the creatures into stone.
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon is a rogue-like where a player answers a brief quiz at the beginning to determine their avatar and initial partner. However, as the game proceeds, people will be able to recruit 720 different Pokemon to their team. A sense of scale will be preserved, as the commercial shows how a Rayquaza dwarfs its Pikachu and Piplup teammates at the 17 second mark.
There’s also a sense of connectivity in Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon. You can ask another player for help if you faint either by having them provide aid locally over infrared wireless or using a code online. If you get this save, your Pokemon will be refreshed and retain their items instead of having to flee the dungeon with nothing. You can also StreetPass with another player to borrow one of their allies as a Helper Pokemon as an AI-controlled NPC the next time you go into a dungeon.
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will come to the Nintendo 3DS on November 20.