Posted on August 23, 2013 AT 11:24am
The Pokemon Company recently registered the trademark PokeTretta Tournaments, implying the arcade title might finally be leaving Japan for American shores. Pokemon Tretta is a wildly popular arcade game in Japan and is a spiritual sequel to Pokemon Battrio, another extremely popular Japanese arcade game, which was recently retired in favor of Tretta. Tretta and Battrio use special pucks that contain data on a single Pokemon species. The pucks are scanned into the arcade machine, and the player then engages in battles using teams of three Pokemon. However, this is where the similarities between the two end. In addition to battling, Tretta also allows player to seek out and capture additional Pokemon, which they can then use in future battles if they so choose. Additionally, an accessory and game for the 3DS, titled Pokemon Tretta Lab, was recently released in Japan. Tretta Lab allows players to scan their pucks into the system, where they can check stats, moves, and types and can even engage the Pokemon in battle simulators.
The trademark, PokeTretta, could be nothing at all, or a small indication that Nintendo is finally bringing a Pokemon arcade game to the US.
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