HarmoKnight, a rhythm game from Game Freak (the makers of the main Pokémon series), has been out in Japan for a while, and it’s finally coming out later this month in North America. In the mean time, a demo has become available on the eShop that might be worth a download, so go and check that out.
GameFreak (the folks behind the Pokémon series) has confirmed that Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight, a rhythm-based platformer, is set for release in North America on the 28th of March. There will also be a demo made available via the eShop on the 14th of March.
You can find a new trailer after the break.
As expected, Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight is set for release outside of Japan. The game is coming to Europe, North America, and Australia in early 2013 and will be released via the eShop. You can check after the break for the original trailer for the game.
The folks at Nintendo World Report have reviewed Game Freak’s Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight, sharing that the game is “a big departure from everything Game Freak has done in the past,” but it:
…cares about its concept very much and delivers a fun, interesting experience all the way through. It isn’t the longest game, but if you like going for high scores, Rhythm Hunter should certainly keep you invested. If you like rhythm games, consider this a blip on your radar.
You can read the full review for their complete thoughts.
You can check after the break for three videos from Game Freak’s Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight.
In regards to Rhythm Hunter Harmo Knight, Junichi Masuda of Game Freak has said:
In terms of a North American or European release, it’s definitely something we’d like to do, but we’re working out the details with Nintendo now and seeing what would be the best way to get that to players.
The game is an eShop exclusive in Japan, so perhaps they’re considering a retail release in other regions. The game already seems to be translated though, so I think it’s release outside of Japan is just a matter of time.
Game Freak is working on Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight for the 3DS. It’s an action-rhythm title that has a few levels based on their work with the Pokémon franchise. You can check after the break for a look at them.