developer Game Freak is launching a new game, Rhythm Hunter: Harmo Knight
, on the Japanese 3DS eShop
next Wednesday. The news came from this morning's Nintendo Direct broadcast, hosted by Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata.Harmo Knight
is a rhythm action game featuring 2D side-scrolling levels and, yup, some Pokémon music. The levels are set to a variety of tunes, and players have to run, jump, and attack in time with the music. The play looks similar to that of rhythm-based platformer Bit.Trip Runner
No word on any international release, of course, but with the Pokémon tie-in it seems likely. Andriasang
notes Nintendo will release an Iwata Asks for the game later today.