Finally, a real-world Pokémon adventure where you don’t have to worry about getting hit by a car.

Many of us have probably dreamed of going on a real-life Pokémon adventure, befriending little weaponized critters and throwing balls at their faces. For a time it seemed Pokémon GO was the answer to those prayers, but only until very recently it seemed their idea of an “adventure” was months of aimless repetitive tasks.

So perhaps this upcoming escape game utilizing Nintendo’s library of pocket monsters will fill that wanderlust in the hearts of all Pokémon fans. Named Escape from the Amusement Park of Wind, it will be held in Tokyo an Osaka and lets players lose in real amusement parks.

According to the game’s website, players take the roles of participants in the Wind Festival, a yearly event that attracts legendary Pokémon. However, Team Rocket has also been drawn to the festivities and are up to no good.

After a series of strange incidents, the fairgrounds are sealed off and you must solve mysteries to unlock the blockades and escape. Along the way there will be many pokémon whom you can catch and have aid you in your sleuthing.

The Tokyo game will be held at Tokyo Dome City Attractions from 14 July to 24 September, and the Osaka edition will run from 18 July to 17 September at Hirakata Park. In either case tickets can be purchased in advance and will allow players to get their hands on an advance play guide to help them prepare.

▼ This event is a tie-in with the upcoming movie Pocket Monster: Everybody’s Story, which also features a Wind Festival.

This is a relatively laid-back escape game as well, with no time-limits and groups of one to whatever able to join. There’s also an optional simplified kids course for the tykes or adults whose attention spans have eroded from decades of playing Pokémon.

As with most escape games, there aren’t many details. How players interact with the Pokémon is the biggest mystery and really the crux to how cool this game will be. Still, it looks promising, and even if doesn’t live up to expectations, you’re still at an amusement park and can perk up your spirits with a brisk merry-go-round ride or karaoke on a Ferris wheel. You can’t lose!

Event information
Escape from the Amusement Park of Wind / 風の遊園地からの脱出
● Tokyo
Tokyo Dome City Attractions / 東京ドームシティ アトラクションズ
Tokyo-to, Bunkyo-ku, Koraku 1-3-61
14 July – 24 September
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Weekends / Holidays
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Weekdays
Tickets from 3,300 yen (U.S.$31)
● Osaka
Hirakata Park / ひらかたパーク
Osaka-fu, Hirakata-shi, Hirakatakoen-cho 1-1
18 July – 17 September
Times vary throughout season
Tickets from 3,300 yen
Basic game-only tickets available for 800 yen at the entrance

Source: Escape from the Amusement Park of Wind
Images: @Press