MINI was the new main sponsor of the Gamescom merch area and the official mobility partner of Gamescom 2022 (August 24-28, 2022) in Cologne, Germany. During this event, MINI presented a MINI Concept Aceman with Pokémon Mode.
It is hard to explain how this so-called Pokémon Mode plays out on MINI’s first all-electric crossover and so, here’s the official description:
“During Gamescom, Pikachu, the iconic character from Pokémon, takes over the OLED display as the new central instrument when operating the Experience Mode toggle. Through advanced projection technology, the animation also extends across the dashboard, front doors, and apron projection. In the animated loop, the Poké Ball first appears in the OLED display and moves, then opens in a blue glow that moves impressively from the OLED display via the dashboard and the light bar of the doors as well as the apron projection through the vehicle interior. In another loop, Pikachu appears in the display at the start. The famous electric Pokémon launches a bright yellow lightning attack that also travels through the vehicle via the interior doors as well as the apron projection. ”
Still confused? I know. I am too and so here’s a short promo video that gives you a visual perspective of this fancy Pikachu-imbued light show:
There is no hint if this Pokémon mode will be available on the MINI Concept Aceman when it becomes a reality.
All images courtesy of MINI [DE].