There have been many rumblings about the steadily approaching North American release of the WiiWare title Pokémon Rumble - and now it's finally here. This original title is rather unlike any other Pokémon game before it (minus the My Pokémon Ranch styled graphics) and costs 1,500 Wii Points to download.
A brief snippet from this week's NoA "Nintendo Download" press release summarizes the game and mentions the availability of a free demo if you're not quite ready to shovel out the Wii points:
NoA also mentions that anyone who joins Club Nintendo (or is already part of it), hooks their account up to the Wii Shop Channel, and downloads Pokémon Rumble will receive a special email containing a secret password (offer available until April 30, 2010). This will allow players to unlock a special Toy Pokémon Character usable within the game. Presumably more passwords are sure to follow, so keep watch for 'em.
I've yet to test this bugger out for myself, but here's hoping it's worth the points =)