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'Pokemon Typing DS' comes with Bluetooth keyboard


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When Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing DS was first revealed during last year's Nintendo Conference, we figured "players" would have to use their styli on an on-screen soft keyboard in order to type out pokémon names. But, of course, that would have been exceedingly silly.

Instead, the typing tutor title will ship with a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to the DS through the Bluetooth-equipped game cartridge. This new peripheral isn't entirely ridiculous (maybe like 90 percent ridiculous) -- according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the prototype keyboard connects to iPhone and Android devices just fine, though Nintendo won't guarantee such compatibility. But if you've been asking for a Nintendo-designed Bluetooth keyboard, here you go!

Would-be pokémon typists will be able to Battle & Get the game and keyboard (its exact size is unknown) in Japan this April. A release outside of Japan has not been announced.

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