Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon given AU release date

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The 3DS game with perhaps the most Japanese title ever has been given an Australian release date. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon will be available in Australia, New Zealand and Europe on February 20 2016. The game was released in Japan during September this year and in America during November, leaving plenty of Pokémon fans eagerly waiting to catch up with the rest of the world.

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This is the Sylveon you’re looking for.

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is a roguelike addition to the series and features 720 species of Pokémon throughout random dungeons filled with a wide range of challenges.  The premise for Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon was outlined to us in a press release from Nintendo:

For those unfamiliar with the series, the adventure begins as you awake and discover you’ve become a Pokémon. After answering a series of questions at the beginning of the game you become one of 20 fan-favourite Pokémon including Pikachu and Riolu, before embarking on your journey with a partner Pokémon to discover and stop the source of a mysterious force turning Legendary Pokémon into stone.

To achieve this goal, you must travel around the world helping other Pokémon and taking on quests, exploring the ever-changing Mystery Dungeons, avoiding their fiendish traps and battling other powerful Pokémon. Battles are turn-based, with basic attacks, signature Pokémon moves and items all at your disposal.

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Your favourite Pokémon are getting stoned, can you help?

As always there is a preorder incentive hardcore fans may want to receive. For a limited time gamers who purchase Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon through the Nintendo eShop or preorder in store will receive a download code for a free theme for their  3DS menu featuring Charizard, Pikachu, Bulbasaur amongst other pocket monsters.

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