Pokemon 3DS: Most Wanted Features

A short while ago, Nintendo revealed Super Pokemon Rumble for 3DS, an action heavy beat-em-up slated to hit Japan July 28.

Although it’s good to see the immensely popular franchise on the company’s new system, this isn’t the true role-playing experience fans expected, ala Pokemon Black and White.

That said, it’s only a matter of time before the publisher pulls back the curtain on the next evolution of Pokemon. Gamers can only stomach offshoots for so long. They’d much rather collect, trade and battle against their buddies.

On that note, here’s a list of features we’d most like to see. Let us know your ideas in the comments section below.

Of course, you can’t have a new Pokemon game without Pikachu.

New Pokemon

This one’s obvious. Naturally, if there’s a new Pokemon game, Nintendo must include new species of battle monsters.

A new region to explore

We covered every square inch of the Pokemon universe. Time for some new digs to call home.

StreetPass battles

Nintendo should take a page from Capcom’s book with Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and let players compete in wireless battles without opening their 3DS systems. Perhaps they could create teams of Pokemon and then pit their critters against other players’.

Built-in pedometer

Taking that last idea a step further, we’d love to see the pedometer feature from HeartGold and SoulSilver integrated into Pokemon 3DS, which would let the creatures constantly evolve while players carry their handhelds around town. Giving them Play Coins for their efforts would be icing on the proverbial cake.

3D battles with gyroscope support

Fans love watching Pokemon unleash special attacks, and the powerful 3DS should allow developers to display these battles in all their proverbial glory. On top of that, we’d love to physically tilt the 3DS to view the action from multiple angles.

SpotPass content

Now that Nintendo can beam downloadable content to everyone’s 3DS via SpotPass, there’s no reason to ignore this feature for the new Pokemon. Give us additional monsters, as well as other goodies; we’d also accept downloads via the eShop.

Full suite of online options

We’re talking the works. Friend lists, online battles, matchmaking option based on player skill, microphone support, trades and leaderboards. In other words, the most in-depth Pokemon multiplayer experience ever conceived.

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