Catch 'em all: Pokemon GO launch confirmed for late July

Catch 'em all: Pokemon GO launch confirmed for late July
Pokemon GO is Nintendo's long awaited foray into mobile gaming and a dream come true for fans of the franchise. It's an augmented reality game that let's you catch 'em all in the real world, through the screen of your smartphone. And in its E3 livestream, Nintendo finally set a release date for the game – it's coming out at the end of July.

Pokemon GO incorporates real world exploration with the familiar monster-catching gameplay that the series is known for. Basically, while your on and about your daily business, sometimes your phone will vibrate to notify you that there's a wild pokemon near you and you'll have the chance confront it and, optionally, catch it. There are also trainer battles, gyms to take control of and factions of real players to join and much more, Nintendo promises.

The Pokemon GO Plus accessory – you know, that bracelet thing with a button – will be sold for $34.99 but won't be available for the game's launch. If you get the bracelet, it will vibrate when you're near a wild pokemon and you get the chance to catch it by pressing the single button on the bracelet, without the need to look at your phone. Yeah, that's pretty much it.

Whether Nintedo is planning some sort of connectivity between the mobile and the handheld versions of the franchise is still unknown. Pokemon GO will be out by the end of July and will be free-to-play. The Plus accessory is entirely optional.



source: Nintendo (YouTube) via The Verge

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7 Comments

1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Heading for a flop..

2. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Looking forward to playing this. Big fan of ingress and this game looks like it has potential.

3. mintveritas

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

It's good that you enjoyed that game! So far this looks a lot like a re-skinned Ingress... That being said, I'll still play it, and purchase the GO Plus bracelet too.

4. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Ingress is a pretty good game. Polemon looks to have some interesting ideas and builds off the ingress platform. I heard if you visit a gym for instance your pokemon will get stronger. The interaction between pokemon looks interesting as well. I will be giving this game a shot for sure. Can't beat the free to play cost. Augmented Reality games are a great idea. Fatherio looks great also...

5. ushoda

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

any word on where's gonna be available?

6. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

I hope it is going to be worldwide...

7. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think it will be since it is made by Niantic and ingress is world wide.

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