Nintendo just released HeartGold, SoulSilver, and PokePark Wii late last year in japan, but that isn’t enough to stop the Pokemon train. Nintendo announced in a gaming magazine that a new game is on the way in the Pokemon Ranger series.
Pokemon Ranger: Tracks of Light, which is set for a March 6th release in Japan, is another Pokemon title on the Nintendo DS. The game takes place in the Oblvia region that is currently being terrorized by a evil gang called the “Pokemon-nappers” who steal Pokemon. While the article didn’t say up front, I’m going to assume that you and your Pichu, who happens to wield a Ukulele, has to put a stop to the Pokemon-nappers.
There are a few features including the new “Ranger Sign” move that allows you to draw specific patterns to have pokemon come assist you. Throughout the game you will find a variety of patterns to summon a variety of pokemon.
Up to four players can play in special missions to capture pokemon. The mode requires players to draw lines and connect them to their friend’s lines to capture a pokemon. It doesn’t seem like there has been any announcement regarding to whether this mode is playable via Nintendo Wifi connection or just local wireless.
In Japan on launch day there will be a downloadable special Deoxys mission to obtain the D.N.A. Pokemon which can be transferred to Diamond, Pearl, HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Platinum. There seems to be something special about the Deoxys obtained through this mission, but that will be revealed at a later date.