Nintendo recently revealed its newest addition to the Pokemon franchise: Pokemon GO!
Currently being developed by Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Niantic, Inc, Pokemon GO! is a mobile game that tasks players with the challenge of finding Pokemon to battle and capture out in the real world. If you’ve ever heard of or participated in Geocaching, then Pokemon GO! is easier to understand, as it has a very similar feel to it. Using your phone’s location, the game will send and receive data, and you will be able to track down nearby wild Pokemon, and even other players.
In addition, the above device is called a Pokemon GO Plus, and will act as a sort of surrogate phone that can be used to get alerts to new events and nearby Pokemon. (Though not send or receive calls. Shame, I’d replace my phone with that sucker in a second.) The game itself will be free to download on the AppStore, but there’s no telling how one would get their hands on the Plus just yet.
For now, this is a very promising concept. Heck, maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get to use the phone’s camera in a kind of pseudo Pokemon Snap deal, but personally I’ll still be happy regardless. Look for Pokemon GO! to be hitting online shelves sometime in 2016, and if anyone gets a Cubone, I’ll trade you for it.
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