The Pokémon Company, Niantic, and Nintendo today announced their collaboration on a new project for mobile devices known as Pokémon GO. This ground-breaking mobile game will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO will be available for download at no charge (Free-to-Play) on the App Store and Google Play in 2016.
In Pokémon GO, players will be able to catch, trade, and battle in the real world by utilizing location information. The gameplay experience goes beyond what appears on screen as players explore the world they live in to discover Pokémon alongside friends and other players. Junichi Masuda, game director of the Pokémon video game series at GAME FREAK will be contributing to the project.
Players will be able to enhance their game experience by using a unique device called Pokémon GO Plus. By pressing a button on Pokémon GO Plus, simple actions like catching a Pokémon can be performed. Developed by Nintendo, Pokémon GO Plus will connect to smartphones via Bluetooth and by flashing and vibrating, will notify players about events like the appearance of a Pokémon nearby.