|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gales of Fire and Thunder|
|Series||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (Pokémon spinoff)|
|Predecessor||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity|
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gales of Fire and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gales of Thunder are upcoming Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game for the Wii U. It is set for release on January 14, 2015. It is set on the Acrea region, where two Pokémon, one formerly a human, team up to save Acrea from devastation. It is the first ever game in Pokémon history outside of the ESRB E rating.
At the beginning of the game, an unknown entity asks what Pokémon the player is...the player then chooses between Pikachu, Chespin, Fennekin, Froakie, Oshawott, Tepig, Snivy, Eevee, Heliopitile, and Riolu. Then, they choose the partner Pokémon (from the same choices) and the partner's name. The game then starts.
The gameplay of the game is overall similar to past installments, where two Pokémon (or more at times) travel through a "Mystery Dungeon", filled with Enemy Pokémon, items, and some surprises. The layout of each dungeon changes every time it is entered, so you never know what to expect from each visit.
When an enemy Pokémon approaches your player, you choose between four moves to attack, or just a basic attack. Special attacks can be selected manually or from the menu. Items can also be used, ranging from throwable projectiles to helpful berries.
Before the game starts, a black screen is shown, followed by bits of text, showing how someone is telling the player "you'll be alright, you can hold on a little longer...", followed by a large flash, and a yell.
One day in the Pokémon-exclusive region Acrea, the partner Pokémon, chosen before the game starts, is at its home deep in the Acrea Woods. He is looking back on how the townspeople excluded it from the community, leaving him to live by itself in the woods. Suddenly, it sees a large flash coming from deeper in the woods. The partner goes to investigate.
When the partner finally finds the source, he realizes its an unconscious Pokémon. It successfully wakes it up, saying he was "so glad it was ok". The player, not knowing what the partner is talking about looks at a nearby lake, and looks at its reflection, realizing it has been turned into a Pokémon. He explains his problem to the partner, who is skeptic, and asks the player's name. The partner then admits that he somewhat believes the player, and that it's "free to help it if it needs it." Suddenly, a group of Beedrill, overhearing their conversation, attack the partner, and a battle commences. After the Beedrill are defeated, they fly away, and the partner expresses his gratitude, and invites the player to his hut.
More to be announced