Game Freak’s Pocket Card Jockey Coming West on 3DS in May 2016

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Nintendo has announced they’re bringing Game Freak’s Pocket Card Jockey west.

The Nintendo 3DS game combines the thrilling classic game of Solitaire, with the ever-more-thrilling sport of horse racing. Fans can expect the game to launch sometime in May of this year.

Pocket Card Jockey has a “fast-paced, simplified version of solitaire,” says Nintendo, which sees your horse and its jockey flying through races.

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  1. sanic
    March 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    This sounds really really stupid.

  2. bdp
    March 3, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    i’d try it if it was free to play.

  3. dogmentation
    March 3, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    You’re using the word “thrilling” sarcastically, yes?

  4. Jack
    March 3, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    like a lot of nintendo’s decisions as of late

  5. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    March 3, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I actually like me some solitaire. It’s a nice relaxing thing to play to just kinda zone out while listening to a podcast or whatever.

    That said, this game looks dumb.

  6. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    March 3, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    This never stops being satisfying.

  7. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    March 3, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    You have no idea how much I hate that this doesn’t happen in the win7 version.

  8. Etherblaze
    March 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Hmmm…. pokecards.

  9. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    March 3, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    The concept of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is lost on Microsoft.

    Just head to this site after you win a game.

  10. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    March 3, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    “Simplified Solitaire”

    They finally did, they went beyond casual, the absolute madmen.

  11. TsukuyomiMagi99
    March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    People tend to forget that Satoshi Taijiri’s GameFreak company made more than just Pokemon. Sad they’ve been reduced to a one trick pony.

  12. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    March 4, 2016 at 1:16 am

    GameFreak needs to quit horsing around and make a sequel to Drill Dozer.

  13. British_Otaku
    March 4, 2016 at 4:34 am

    This released in Japan a very long time ago didn’t it?

    What a wait.

    EDIT: Announced in July 2013 for Japan and released later that year on 3DS.

    Released on Smartphones in 2014 for Japan last year.

  14. NeoSkyte
    March 4, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Forget Drill Dozer we need a new Pulseman :P

  15. SpecialK
    March 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I’m bizarrely very interested in this. Will definitely order. Unless Nintendo decides the Queen cards might give me impure thoughts and censors their playing card artwork…

  16. Gabriel Ibisch
    Gabriel Ibisch
    March 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I personally really like Harmoknight, myself.