Pokemon Tretta is an arcade game with a rather simple concept, inserting a a token, commonly known as a Tretta, in the machine which then scans it. Players can then compete in 3 vs 3 battles, and attempt to capture additional Pokemon (tokens) if they win.
However, while up till now it was only available in Japanese arcades, Pokemon fans will soon be able to play it from the comfort of their home. Indeed, Marvelous AQL has developed a 3DS and 3DS XL version of the games, with a release date slated for August 10th.
Named ‘Pokémon Tretta Lab’, the game will keep the principles of the coin-operated arcade machine, with an accessory, the Tretta Scanner, that can be attached to the console and with chips replacing the tokens. In addition, the game’s software will also be available from free from the Nintendo eShop.
( Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS with the Tretta Scanner accessory )
Unlike its arcade counterpart, Pokémon Tretta Lab will also propose three distinct modes:
- Tretta Analyzer: To analyze the chips inserted and display a 3D model of the Pokémon, along with its statistics and its type.
- Type Checker: Mostly used to check the compatibility between two choosen Pokemon, although it also offers the possibility to see the Trettas you have yet to obtain as well as the best way to obtain them.
- Auto Battle: In this mode players can insert two chips in the Tretta Scanner and have the two Pokemon battle against friends, or hordes of A.I. enemies. This mode is also exclusive to the 3DS release of the game.
According to Serebii, Pokémon Tretta Lab, priced at 3800 yen, will also offer Eevee, Mewtwo and Lucario for free, while players who pre-ordered the game will also get a free Pichu.