Pokémon Go is an upcoming mobile game which has been announced by the Pokémon Company. The company collaborated with Nintendo and Niantic for the production of the game. Niantic had also been a subsidiary of Google and is credited for the development of Ingress augmented reality game. The concept of Pokémon Go is pretty similar to Ingress. In this game, the players will be in the virtual arena where their objective will be to find Pokémon but the battles will be fought in the real world. The game utilizes GPS for effective game play. Apparently, Niantic had parted from Google once the internet giant had decided to reorganize Alphabet.
It has been heard that Nintendo is also into the development of a smart watch which will be the concomitant to the game. This gadget will be named as Pokémon Go Plus. The idea of the watch is to allow you to play the game independent of your smartphone. This means that you will not need to keep revisiting your phone all day long to play the game. The shape of the watch is in the likeness of Pokéball and, in the real world, when the player comes in close proximity to the Pokémon, the device will begin to vibrate. The CEO of The Pokémon Company had stated in a press conference that he had been working alongside late Satoru Iwata, the former CEO of Nintendo, during the development of the game.
The original Pokémon game was introduced to the world in 1996. 20 years later, in 2016, the virtual Pokémon will be made available to the users of Android and iOS. Although the game will be available for free, it will include several in-app purchases to aid the progress during the game play. The company has not decided the price of the smart watch yet. The company has also not given the exact date of the launch but the web is already rife with rumours. While it looks like the release will not happen any time before 2016, there are hearsays about its release in December 2015. Although, you can download Pokemon for iPhone without jailbreak.
During the course of the conference held in Tokyo, the company did not show the actual game too much as it might serve as the spoiler (and also keep the people intrigued). However, you can watch the flashy trailer available on YouTube by clicking on the link https://youtu.be/2sj2iQyBTQs. This trailer will give you some idea about how the game will be like.
Pokémon Go is definitely one of the most anticipated games. It has built up a lot of interest not only among the Pokémon fans but also among the game lovers. Also the internet has been abuzz with speculations about the game ever since the concept was made public a few months back. It is one of the few games that bring the real world and augmented reality together. The players will need to look for Pokémon using the virtual reality in the real world.
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