That’s right everyone, soon it will be time to say goodbye to your homes and head on your very own quest to be the very best and catch them all with Pokémon GO, an augmented reality game that will bring the thrill of Pokémon into the real world and signifies a monumental step into the mobile gaming platform for Nintendo.
Nintendo have announced that this tittle will be coming to Android and iOS devices in 2016 and is being developed by Niantic, Inc. Originally founded by Google Earth co-creator John Hanke as a start-up within Google, Niantic is known for creating Ingress, the augmented reality mobile game that utilizes GPS technology to fuel a sci-fi story encompassing the entire world. Ingress currently has 12 million downloads worldwide.
The game can be paired with a peripheral companion device known as a Pokémon GO Plus, this device will enable Pokémon GO players to enjoy the game even when they’re not looking at their smartphone. The device connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth and notifies the player about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration. In addition, players can catch Pokémon or perform other simple actions by pressing the button on the device. Pokémon GO Plus is being developed and manufactured by Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Pokémon GO will be available for download at no charge (but with in-app purchases of course) on the App Store and Google Play in 2016 and is sure to be a game that will have fans of all ages incredibly excited.