If you say that you have not spent half your childhood glued to the Gameboy screen in Pokémon Red/Blue running around in a virtual Pokemon World, you must be lying. Pokémon game franchise is probably the most successful and famous legacy of Nintendo. And now Nintendo along with The Pokémon Company and Niantic have added another dimension to the way you experience it. Pokemon GO, the upcoming mobile game for Android and iOS, seeks to convert the device on your palm into a window to the Pokémon universe.
Players would be able to catch, train, and battle Pokémon in the real world via GPS information received from their mobile devices. Niantic Inc., which is the software development team behind the augmented reality mobile game, ingress is developing the game. The Game would use real time GPS location to power its story. Remember the April fool’s Joke by google in which you had to find Pokemon on Google Maps? Well this takes it a bit further and adds another dimension like training and battling your Pokémon. Multiplayer battles are also featured in the app so you can battle all the Pokemon you’ve caught amongst your friends. The app also features rare Pokemon in rare places or time based availability of legendary pokemon.
Additionally, the game can also be played on an optional device called Pokemon GO Plus. It would be a gadget that can be used to execute in-game actions directly from your wrist, it would be connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth. The device would also flash LED and vibrate to alert the Trainer of a nearby Pokemon.
The game would be released on the App Store and Google Play in 2016 as a free download and would also include some in-app purchases.
So pack your backpacks fellow trainers and prepare to embark on a journey to the Pokemon GO universe. Gotta Catch ‘em all.
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