Today Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia released a press release and a rather wacky teaser video showing local mascot Toro driving a mysterious white truck out of a warehouse to an equally mysterious destination. You watch it at the bottom of the post.
The video, announced on PlayStation Japan’s official website as “something that will shake the gaming industry” ends with a message that is both clear and full of mystery: “On November the 5th, 2013 there will be an important announcement about PocketStation.”
The press release sent together with the video included a brief blurb with the history of the original PocketStation.
Released in 1999, PocketStation was a hybrid between a memory card and a companion device for the first PlayStation, with a LCD screen and five buttons used to play portable minigames linked to the some of the titles for the console. It also had its own standalone software.
The presence of Toro in the video isn’t random, as the most popular PocketStation game was Dokodemo Issho, starring Sony’s white cat.
What is this all about? Is Sony going to launch a new PocketStation? How will it “shake the gaming industry?” We’ll have to wait a few more days to know.