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Pokémon Art Academy arrives for 3DS in July

Pallet Town.

Nintendo has announced a UK release for Pokémon Art Academy, the latest version of its handheld illustrate-'em-up series.

Due for release on 3DS this 4th July, the game contains Pokémon-themed variants of its usual art lessons, so you can learn how to paint Pikachu, trace Torchic and airbrush your Abra.

It's the first we've heard of a Western launch for the game, which was previously announced for a June arrival in Japan.

But a release here isn't too surprising - Nintendo is currently pushing Pokémon after the success of Pokémon X and Y last year. This autumn will see the launch of 3DS re-makes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the first footage of which was revealed over the weekend.

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