Interest Pokémon Tretta Arcade Game Heads to 3DS With Exclusive Scanner
posted on 2013-05-09 05:45 EDT by Egan Loo
Pokémon Tretta, the Japanese arcade game that has player battling with collectible game tiles, is heading to the Nintendo 3DS via a special scanner add-on. The Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS scanner peripheral can read data off the same Tretta tiles that the full-sized arcade machines use. (The scanner comes with two trays so it can attach to either the 3DS or its larger 3DS XL/LL variant.)
To use the scanner, the user downloads the Main System software that offers three modes: the Tretta Analyzer for displaying a Tretta's stats, the Type Checker for learning more about other Pokémon in the same type, and Auto Battle — the exclusive 3DS battle mode for single-player battles or battles between two different Tretta tiles.
The Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS will go on sale in Japan on August 10 for 3,800 yen (about US$38). It will include 3 Tretta with Mewtwo, Eevee, and Lucario as a tie-in to this summer's Pokémon the Movie: ExtremeSpeed Genesect and "Pikachu to Evee Friends" films. While supplies last, people who buy the first sets will also receive a Pichu Tretta tile. 4Gamer posted more images of the entire setup.