The latest in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series will be released in the winter of 2012 on the Nintendo 3DS. As you’ve probably heard, the game, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magna Gate and the Infinite Labyrinth, will be completely rendered in 3D. It looks like the models that are being used for the Pokédex 3D will be used in this game as well. You can watch a trailer here.
Many aspects of the game will be kept the same as those in previous installments to the series. The game will stay true to its rogue-like genre in terms of gameplay. It will also start with the same premise—that you, the player, were somehow transformed into a Pokémon and suddenly wake up in a world full of Pokémon.
The Pokémon you can play as are Pikachu, Axew, Snivy, Oshawott, and Tepig. Thus far, it’s assumed that your primary partner Pokémon will be one of those types as well.
Throughout the course of the game, you’ll still accept quests and explore dungeons. However, this time, there is a new way to access dungeons, called the Magna Gates. These gates are activated using the 3DS camera. Just point the camera at any remotely round object, and this object will serve as the “entrance” to a new dungeon. The dungeons are randomly generated and will be different every time you enter.
Possible entrances to dungeons.
You will still be able to befriend Pokémon in the dungeons, and the dungeons will still be filled with items, puzzles, and traps. The story in Infinite Labyrinth is said to be even more dramatic than the previous ones in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, which already have comparatively complex and touching stories compared to the rest of the franchise.
As previously reported, Pokémon from Black/White 2 will be included in this game. By my speculation, the fact that it’s the sequel that is specifically mentioned probably means that certain legendaries will be making appearances in the game that weren’t present in the original Black/White.