Rick and Morty Getting a Pokemon-style Mobile Game Next Week
The wait for the nebulous arrival of Rick and Morty's third season just got a little bit easier to manage. While Oni Press' Rick and Morty comic has taken a bit of the sting out of the not knowing, we still only get that once a month. But what if I told you there was a way you'd be able to get schwifty with Rick and Morty on the regular? Starting next week, that will be possible with the arrival of Pocket Mortys, a new mobile game that mashes Rick and Morty with Pokemon.
Okay, so technically you can already play a Rick and Morty video game over on the Adult Swim website, but you can't take it with you. You just can't. Pocket Mortys is hitting up both iOS and Android, meaning you'll never be without Rick's slovenly belches or Morty's ability to cancel out Rick's brainwaves to keep him safe. Plus, you get the added benefit of it being a riff on one of the most addictive and long-running role-playing game series', Pokemon.
Based on the few bits of gameplay teased through a handful of GIFs, Pocket Mortys will take the isometric view for the overworld with battles happening on a slightly more intimate landscape. It also looks like the game will riff on the "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind" episode, with a whole lot of alternate universe takes on Rick and Morty populating the world in the trainer and Pokemon roles respectively.
There's no indication as to how combat and leveling will actually work, but there are attack, item, and run options in the menu. Will different Morty characters like Rabbit and Greaser have different attacks? Probably. Will items include things like Rick's teleporter or a Mister Meeseeks? One can only hope.
That's just about all we know to this point, since Adult Swim Games has only shared a few tweets about the upcoming mobile RPG. Pocket Mortys will be out on iOS and Android devices on Jan. 14 for free. Unless it ends up like one of those items from Needful Things, and everyone who plays ends up losing their cell phone service at inopportune times. Or however a curse on cell phones that play video games would work.