In a cross-promotion event with the new Pokémon movie, Hoopa and the Clash of Ages coming out July 18, a strange game is coming to Japanese mobile devices. It stars mostly sixth generation Pokémon in a series of rhythmic dance levels. Hawlucha, Frogadier, and yes, Pikachu have to time their moves just right if you want high scores and combos. It’s basically like DDR or Guitar Hero but with your fingers. A rough translation of the game leads us to believe it’s called Pokémon Dance; pretty simple title though.
There’s not much else to the game but you can see the trailer below. Folks in Japan can download the game for their Android or iOS devices starting today. However, they’ll only be able to download it until September 30 with the final day to actually play it on October 29. It’s probably not even the strangest cross-promotional game to exist but it’s pretty high up the list. No official word on it arriving in North America or elsewhere.
There’s been quite a few advancements in Nintendo making the leap to mobile devices and Pokémon seems to be leading the charge. Just yesterday, it was revealed that Pokémon Shuffle will also come to the mobile market.