Augmented reality game Pokemon Go coming in 2016 to Android and iPhone

Pokémon is celebrating in 2016 its 20th anniversary and the company behind the popular series and games is planning to celebrate big. The Pokémon Company announced, among others releasing Pokémon Go for Android and iOS.

Niantic, known from Ingress, develops Pokemon Go in cooperation with The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. Although the latter has long said not wanting to switch to mobile gaming seems to be changing.

Pokemon Go in everyday life

Pokemon Go works a little differently than the previous Pokémon games. Pokémon is in fact brought to reality by integrating augmented reality into the game. The makers want give the players a lifelike experience. Catching Pokemon or fighting with other trainers happens in this game in reality and all over the world. Thus, it is possible to catch Bulbasaur in Tokyo on the Shinjuku station, while you can walk to the Eiffel Tower in Paris and find Pikachu. A development that Ash ‘his world still brings closer.

A new accessory, the Pokémon Go Plus, must create this experience. The device works using Bluetooth and will light up or vibrate to make you aware that this Pokemon is nearby. You must carry the Pokémon Go Plus at all times with you, for example on the wrist or on the clothing, and makes it possible to perform actions in the game without your phone. Information about how the game will look is not disclosed by The Pokémon Company.

Pokemon Go Plus
The Pokemon Go Plus

Pokemon Go download

Pokemon Go is a free download in 2016, although in-app purchases will come into the game. For which price the Go Plus will be sold is still unknown. The exact release date is not yet known.