As a result of a partnership between Nintendo and Google Niantic, “Pokémon Go” for smartphones brings Pokémon into the real world.
According to the Pokémon motto – “Gotta catch ‘em all!” – you will be able to do this in the real world.
Pokémon was initially launched in 1996, and became an instant hit among children. It still has the same status today. Moreover, The Pokémon Company International is the tech giant responsible for the beloved animated TV series and the Pokémon on Trading Card Game, for instance. It also manages the official Pokémon website.
The president and CEO of The Pokémon Company in Japan, Tsunekazu Ishihara, explained that:
“Our challenge was to develop a great game for smart phone devices that expressed the core values of Pokémon.”
Therefore, Pokémon Go was how they responded to the posed challenge, as it would prove innovative and unique to mobile gaming enthusiasts.
Nintendo is the leader of the project, entering the mobile gaming market with the brand new Pokémon Go. Google Niantic also had a contribution, thanks to its location-based gaming division.
Prior to this, Nintendo had announced the creation of five smartphone games, according to different genres. But the new Pokémon game was not anticipated nor included in those five.
The Pokémon Company will collaborate with Nintendo and Google’s division Niantic Labs to develop the Pokémon Go. Nintendo would potentially enable users to hunt down Pokémons in real-world places.
In 2016 the game will be available for iOS and on Google Play. Nintendo reported that there will be no charges for people to play the game.
As Pokémon is the most famous and loved Nintendo brand, it will probably raise the interest of many mobile game consumers.
About gaming details and features, Nintendo explained that Trainers will be able to follow real-world location indications, as they will be able to catch, battle and trade Pokémons with each other. Moreover, Nintendo said that Trainers will be able to get yet another Bluetooth enhanced device, named Pokémon Go Plus. This device has been manufactured by Nintendo, and it will alert players about Pokémon events in their vicinity, as the gadget works via vibrations and flashes. You will be able to catch Pokémons just by pressing a button.
The founder and CEO of Niantic, John Hanke, finally pointed out that their collaboration with Nintendo and the Pokémon Company
“is an exciting step forward in real-world gaming and using technology to help players discover the world and people around them,”
as Pokémon is a truly famous franchise in worldwide cultures.
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