Pokemon Say Tap hitting iDevices and Android in Japan this summer

Tuesday, 5th July 2011 20:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A Pokemon game has been announced for a non-Nintendo console? Inconceivable! And yes, it means what we think it means.

Seriously though, the game is called Pokemon Say Tap, and the rhythm-based game is set to release this summer in Japan fore free on iPhone, iPad and Android.

The game has you tapping away to the beat of official anime songs from the Black and White series, via virtual Pokemon trading cards.

Another Pokemon mobile game, Pokemate, was previously released on mobile phones, but saw a Japan-only release, and it’s likely Pokemon Say Tap won’t leave the country either.

However, GamesRadar suggests folks create a Japanese iTunes app store account if they want to get a hold of it outside of Japan.

The more you know, etc.

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  1. DeVitowned

    Oh, Stephany, you just won my heart for quoting The Princess Bride.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    WTF!!! I seem to recall Ninty saying that they would never do free to play games, and now they are doing one with one of their biggest franchises, Pokemon? On a non Ninty console? I AM surprised!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. hitnrun

    I kind of theorized this would happen for a couple years, if Nintendo was canny enough.

    They can get a piece of the smartphone market, which they don’t consider competitors and couldn’t compete with even if they did. They don’t help their actual competitors any (Sony, MS), and maximize the potential audience for Pokemon.

    #3 3 years ago