During the latest Nintendo Direct stream, that aired earlier tonight, Pokémon Rumble World was announced as a new game within the Pokémon Rumble franchise coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop - for free. Like Pokémon Shuffle before it, Pokémon Rumble World will be free to download and play with the ability to spend real world money to enhance your gaming experience.
It was stated that Pokémon Rumble World will feature over 700 Toy Pokémon, including Mega Evolutions and Primal Reversion forms, and players will be able to expand their collections via defeating wild Toy Pokémon - the same as we're used to from previous Rumble games. Unlike with Pokémon Rumble U, players will once again be able to swap out their active Toy Pokémon during stages with new toys that you've collected along the way. Further still, while the mechanic hasn't yet been fully explained, you'll be able to Mega Evolve your Toy Pokémon during gameplay under certain circumstances.
The game will see players traveling to various locations by hot air balloons with the usage of Poké Diamonds, which can be acquired by completing certain objectives in-game, StreetPass, and by purchasing them with money from your eShop wallet. You'll need to spend your Poké Diamonds in order to obtain new hot air balloons, and the areas that you can explore - or more importantly, the wild Toy Pokémon that you'll encounter - will depend on which air balloon you're traveling in.
Pokémon Rumble World is set to release internationally on the 3DS eShop April 8th, 2015th. Be sure to check it out if you're a fan of the franchise! And hey, even if you've never played a Rumble game before, there's no hurt here in finally giving one a go. Free is free.