Pokémon Rumble Blast (3DS) Only 2-Player Local Wireless

Nintendo has recently released the fact sheet on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, “Pokémon Rumble Blast.” Some interesting things to note about this title surround the multiplayer aspect. Contrary to its WiiWare sequel, the 3DS title will only support two players in cooperative mode, instead of four. Also, even though Nintendo has stated their desire to support online play, they have left it out of this game. Blast will include interesting StreetPass features, though, similar to Super Street Fighter IV.

It is obvious that many Pokémon fans will be disappointed over the lack of online. Similarly, it is probably safe to assume a four-player mode would have been a welcome addition. Are these deal-breakers for you, or will you still pick up “Pokémon Rumble Blast” when it hits the store shelves in October 24?

We have posted the official fact sheet below for more information.

Pokémon™ Rumble Blast

Format: Nintendo 3DS
Launch Date: 10/24/11
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10 and older): Mild Cartoon Violence
Game Type: Action
Players: 1-2
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Ambrella
Website: www.Pokemon.com/RumbleBlast


Battle More Than 600 Toy Pokémon in this 3D action-packed adventure!
As the first Pokémon™ game created exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ system, Pokémon Rumble Blast gives fans the chance to experience unique, fun and fast-paced Pokémon battles in 3D without the need for special glasses. As they explore imaginative levels filled with Toy Pokémon, players can battle and collect more than 600 Toy Pokémon in all – including Pokémon from the Pokémon Black Versionand Pokémon White Version games. For added social fun, players can use a local wireless connection to team up, battle and collect Toy Pokémon together, or use the Nintendo 3DS system’s built-in StreetPass™ feature to challenge other players’ Toy Pokémon collections.


  • Engage in intense, all-out action as a Toy Pokémon! Switching between Toy Pokémon is fast and fun. Simple, intuitive controls make Pokémon Rumble Blast easy for new and experienced players alike to pick up and enjoy.
  • Pokémon Rumble Blast includes more than 600 Toy Pokémon to collect. Each Toy Pokémon has its own unique stats and power levels, and players can decide which one is best suited for each battle.
  • The giant Boss Pokémon – which are much stronger than typical opponents – add a unique and intense challenge as players battle their way through each stage. In Battle Royale, players strive to be the last Toy Pokémon standing in a fast-paced free-for-all where Toy Pokémon attack each other.
  • Two new battle modes add excitement for newcomers and veteran Pokémon fans alike. In Team Battle, players are joined by two of their own Toy Pokémon as they battle numerous mini bosses in a quest to defeat a Boss Pokémon. In Charge Battle, two large battalions of Pokémon collide in an explosive event that challenges the strength of the player’s team.
  • Two players can team up and adventure together over a local wireless connection. In this mode, friends can play together in normal game areas that both of them have previously completed. This mode also increases their chances of befriending defeated Toy Pokémon.
  • The StreetPass feature lets players challenge Toy Pokémon that other nearby players have collected, and view customized Mii™ characters within the game.
  • Pokémon Rumble Blast takes place in an imaginative world called Toyland, which contains towns, fields and areas that are teeming with Toy Pokémon.
[PR Email from Nintendo of America]

About the author:

Steve has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

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  • Luisro_91

    why is nintendo doing this!! all its games lacking  online gameplay! why!?!?!? hope they could add that feature in future game updates thats my wish as costumer!

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  • Tapia_Stephen

    Why can’t it be also for ds lite!!!!!

  • Dfhfghfh

    well no worth buying :( another big dissapoiment

  • gamer

    Sounds fun even multyplayer is and the wi-fi

    • gamer

      meant how the game is 

      • Blooperschnotz

        I have recently purchased the game and love it. Well, that was a good way to spend 35 bucks. My nintendo club messenger bag just came in the mail today as well! Although I am disappointed with the lack of pockets and space, it still looks cool. :)

  • Tweetybird

    go to local

  • marble7

    Can it be 3ds-download-played? Or do both players need a copy of the game?