I’m so excited, I woke up this morning to a flood of links to the same video and I’m so glad I woke up and not just turned over. Pokémon Go is in the pipeline for iOS and Android devices and more importantly it’s free; well there will likely be in-app purchases, but at least we get to try it out first. The game will be in good hands, being primarily created by Niantic with key influence from Junichi Masuda of Game Freak; yes the game director of the Pokémon series.
The video starts off almost like episode one of the Pokémon series with players (or trainers) getting ready to go outside. Once there, the app is loaded and they are directed towards the possible location of Pokémon in the area. The video doesn’t really focus on anything in particular, you can seemingly just catch Pokémon or choose to battle if you want; unlike the previous games where you had to catch them to battle your way to progress through the game.
The ultimate ending is hundreds of ‘trainers’ in the middle of Times Square in NYC battling MewTwo. Maybe this won’t happen in real life, but who cares, it looks cool.
What’s good about this is that it seems to take real life maps and adapt the game around those, so you will have to go to completely random locations or maybe even climb mountains to find the legendary beings. From watching the video, am I the only one that thinks this game is aimed more towards adults/ anyone that has more freedom to roam around randomly?
Along with the mobile app, a rather large wearable will be released. Currently known as Pokémon Go Plus, it resembles the location pin from Google maps. Maybe this is a nod towards Google and that the stunt last year will be incorporated into this game.
Will you be downloading this game on release? Let us know in the comments.