When Pokemon Shuffle was originally released last week, it was only available in a few Asian countries, mainly Japan. However The Pokemon Company has decided to release this game into the western markets as well, which means it is now available for download in the West.
For those of you not familiar with with game, Pokemon Shuffle is essentially a match-3 puzzle game with some RPG elements layered over it. Players will be trying to match 3 or more of the same Pokemon in a row in order to eliminate them from the field. This is how combat takes place as you take on other Pokemon, collecting and leveling them up as well.
Since this is a free-to-play game, it does come with an energy system as well, so you will have to deal with that. However, so far there hasn’t been too much of an issue with having enough energy to continuously keep playing. The Pokemon Company has also stated that there are plenty of additional levels and Pokemon coming to the game in future updates as well.
For those of you interested in picking this game up, and couldn’t because it was location locked, you should be able to now. Pokemon Shuffle is available for download for free with optional IAPs as well. While this game is compatible with most Android devices, there are some that are not compatible. So there is a small list of those non-compatible devices available on the game’s Google Play listing that you can check.