Nintendo has revealed that Pokémon Art Academy
will be released worldwide in 2014. The title will be released in Europe on July 4th, 2014 and in Australia and New Zealand on July 5th, 2014. It will be released in North America in the fall of 2014.
Press Release - LEARN TO DRAW YOUR FAVORITE POKÉMON IN POKÉMON ART ACADEMY FOR NINTENDO 3DS
40 Unique Lessons Give Fans Step-By-Step Instruction for Drawing the Series’ Most Iconic Pokémon
REDMOND, Wash., May 12, 2014 – Grab your stylus and start your Pokémon-drawing journey in Pokémon Art Academy, launching this fall exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems. This Pokémon-themed installment of the Art Academy series offers Pokémon fans and budding illustrators alike 40 unique lessons to learn how to paint, sketch and draw beloved Pokémon characters in 2D. Along the way, students of Pokémon Art Academy can pick up actual illustration skills that they can transfer onto real canvas, or share their digital masterpieces with the world.
The Art Academy series made its debut on Nintendo DS in 2009, offering a comprehensive virtual art studio with a variety of realistically behaving art materials. Wield the stylus with tactile precision on the Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS touch screen to use a plethora of paint, pencils and pastels. A hallmark of the Art Academy franchise is its easy-to-follow lessons with step-by-step guides that teach painting and drawing techniques. A friendly tutor takes students of all ages through these lessons, each of which breaks down complex-looking images into simple steps. Gradually, players pick up more new techniques that allow anyone to create artwork they can be proud of. Pokémon Art Academy boasts 40 lessons in which players can encounter favorite Pokémon from throughout the series, such as Pikachu, Oshawott, Charizard, Torchic, Fletchling and Fennekin.
“The Pokémon characters themselves are among the most endearing and enduring aspects of the Pokémon video games, with everyone having their own favorite,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Pokémon Art Academy lets fans deepen their connection with these iconic characters by providing detailed lessons teaching how to draw them on their Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS in a straightforward and enjoyable way.”
The gameplay is designed so anyone can quickly begin illustrating Pokémon masterpieces and hone their skills at the academy as they draw through lessons using the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen. Players can unlock all of the options in the game, including a set of special lessons that include Mega Evolution Pokémon, once they’ve graduated. Players can even share their art via Miiverse, the SpotPass feature, and local wireless.
- Players can Bring their Pokémon artwork to life using a variety of tools
- Players can Create amazing pictures with step-by-step lessons
- Players can Post directly to Miiverse and show off their art
- Players can Save their art to the SD Card and print it out
- Players can Learn the basics of art, then graduate to more advanced techniques to become a real Pokémon artist
- Players can Participate in dozens of art lessons to help improve their skills