The Pokemon Company has announced the launch date of the Pokemon MEZASTAR arcade game for Japan.
Developed by Takara Tomy and Marvelous (who also made Pokémon Ga-Olé), Pokemon MEZASTAR is a more co-op focused experience that lines up two arcade cabinets for wide-screen two player battles. It is set to launch on September 17 in Japan, a few weeks before Pokémon Ga-Olé is set to be discontinued.
- In Pokemon Mezastar, you can partake in “Special Tag Battles,” a mode that connects the two screens for the players.
- Pokemon Mezastar offers exciting 3v3 battles, but the main draw is its collectible “tags” that it dispenses.
- Each cabinet has three lanes to slot tags, which you use for battle. The battles are simple for the most part and require actions such as timing roulettes and button-mashing.
- If you can manage to fill up the “Get Gauge” of one of the three opposing Pokemon, you’ll get a chance to try catching all three of them, with the option to spend an extra 100 yen to guarantee that you’ll catch one of the three Pokemon.
- By “catching” a Pokemon, you’ll acquire them as a tag that dispenses from the arcade machine. You can then use these tags as “Support Pokemon” to have them join your party and help in battle. You can get a maximum of five tags per play.
- Furthermore, the game will feature “Star Pokemon” from the very start of service. These are extra rare and powerful Pokemon that includes Legendaries and Mythical Pokemon in the lineup.
- The extra powerful and rare “Super Star Pokemon” will also appear during the Special Tag Battle co-op play.
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