The Pokémon Business today announced a brand-new app called Pokémon GO concerning iOS and Android, that will permit fans of the series to search real world locations to gather, fight, and trade Pokémon (through IGN). The business noted that the app itself will be totally free when it comes out, but offered no more specifics besides stating it’ll be offered for download at some time in 2016.

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Users will also have the ability to buy an optional Bluetooth device that synchronizes with the game, called the Pokémon GO Plus. The wrist-worn device will certainly alert players in real-time to occasions going on in the video game close by– like the look of a new wild Pokémon, or other players fighting– with flashing lights and vibrating informs.

The Pokémon Company likewise announced that they have actually partnered with Niantic to assist tweak the augmented truth element of the brand-new game. Niantic currently has some experience in the field, with the international espionage and mystery AR game Ingress [Direct Link] under its belt and some of its founders having originated from the Google Earth group. Although not formally one of Nintendo’s mobile titles (The Pokémon Business operates separately of Nintendo), as our sis site Touch Arcade mention, it could be an interesting glimpse into exactly what Nintendo itself will finish with its own mobile games.

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