Nintendo is starting a new era of moneymaking with a big name: the Pokémon Go game with an augmented-reality mode. This product, announced at a media meeting this week, has an amazing producer – Niantic, the designer behind other alternate-reality games, like Ingress and exploring application Field Trip. The company just declared the departure from the giant Google (or under the new brand Alphabet) a couple of weeks ago, and this seems to be like a more secure bet in today’s information.
Pokémon Go will continue to perform just like Ingress in the sense that gamers will discover and catch Pokémon as they walk in real life. Go to Paris, maybe you will discover a Pikachu, or go to New York, maybe you will discover a Weezing. Pokémon will create characters arbitrarily too, so the activity should have some things to provide even if you are not an avid gamer.
In addition, you can buy an available Bluetooth-powered device (named Pokémon Go Plus) which can vibrate or light up if some action is occurring in the game, liberating you from being an individual who is walking around while looking at their phone display.
From what is already known, it is going to use Niantic’s backend to allow gamers capturing, battling and dealing with their little creatures in the roads around them. Of course, there is a wearable Pokémon Go Plus too, that is formed like one of the cartoon’s Pokéballs (capture-devices that store Pokemons after beating them) that sets with both Android and iOS to display and vibrate, sending you signals when something is occurring in the experience in your area. It gets even a bit further than this, and you can use a Go Plus to catch a beast with it.
During the official statement, Nintendo’s officials compared the new Pokémon Go to the classic Pokémon Snap made by the same company, but this seems to be more aligned with the open-world collecting characters for which the brand is known for rather than Pokemon Snap’s rich photography trip. The game teaser not only reveals catching Pokémon but you can also battle with other players or even teaming together to deal with a bigger risk. In this situation, that requires the effort of thousands of individuals battling Mewtwo in New York.
The game seems fairly much just like what you anticipate seeing in any Pokémon smart phone game, it is only surprising that Nintendo lastly gave in to the fan’s requests and permitted it to become (augmented) reality. Pokémon Go is scheduled for a 2016 release on both iOS and Android operating systems.
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