Pokemon Company has unveiled its latest Pocket Monster experience called, Pokemon Go.
“The day has finally come when Pokémon appear in the real world,”Pokémon designer Junichi Masuda said of the ambitious project.
So how does the Pokemon appear in the real world?
Pokémon Go looks to follow in the footsteps of Ingress (reality smartphone game), letting players find virtual Pokémon and do battle in the real world, powered by GPS. Niantic broke away from Google after the Alphabet reorganization; Nintendo and The Pokémon Company are making a joint investment in the now independent company.
How do you catch Pokemon in real the world?
Well there will be a watch-like device called Pokemon Go Plus, which is designed to help you take the aprt in the game’s world without having to stare at your phone all day.
The Pokéball-shaped device will vibrate and light up when you get near to a Pokémon in the real world. Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of The Pokémon Company, said in a press conference today that he’d been working on Pokémon Go with late Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata for around two years.
Miyamoto added that he likes the idea of kids wearing the Pokémon Go Plus that is paired with a parent’s phone. That way kids and parents can play Pokémon Go together.
Pokémon Go is for both Android and iOS, and is slated for release in 2016.