Pokemon Art Academy Takes Off in North America on October 24

The game is coming exclusively to the Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming device

Nintendo has announced that its instructional game Pokemon Art Academy will be launched for the Nintendo 3DS handheld in North America at the end of October.

The game is already available in Japan since June 19, it was also released in Europe on July 4, and now it's making its way to North American handhelds.

The video game is a spin-off of the Art Academy series, offering a series of tutorials meant to teach players how to draw various Pokemon from all across the media franchise's long history.

Although the previous titles in the Art Academy franchise focused on classical and fine art, Pokemon Art Academy concentrates on cartoonish and silly illustrations, coming with a ton of platform-specific tools, as well as various virtual implements to aid budding illustrators.

Player will be able to take part in 40 lessons and use the game's Free Paint and Quick Sketch modes to draw whatever Pokemon they like, and to share their creations via the Miiverse galleries.

"Drawing their way toward graduation — from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending — players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions

"As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon," the game's descriptive blurb informs.

Pokemon Art Academy will be available for North American Nintendo 3DS devices starting October 24.

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