The Nintendo staff stated during a Livestream, that the device will be available at the end of July.. Later on, when asked about the game’s release date, the members stated that the game would arrive before the release of the wearable.
Pokemon Go News: Pokestops
Update – 21 April, 2016 – More details regarding the game have been revealed by the reddit group Silph Road. The game will include three teams that the players can be part of, namely, red, yellow, and blue. Players can also train with random ‘Computer players’ in the local Gyms.
The Pokemon battles are said be a lot of fun and the camera is behind the Pokemon, giving a full view of the battle. In the latest beta, which is currently being tested among field testers, capturing Pokemon has become much harder and requires more skill.
Several improvements and changes have been made to the gameplay, making it much better than before. No details have been revealed regarding the release.
Update – April 14, 2016 – More details regarding the Pokemon Go game have been revealed thanks to a field tester. Now that the field tests for the game have started, one of the testers answered some frequently asked questions about the game.
The tester mentioned that game elements such as features and settings will be changed, improved and added in the future. He states that most of the Pokestops will be similar as Ingress portals. Around 30-50 percent of Ingress portals have been turned to Pokestops. Also, the game will only feature the original 150 Pokemon and Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle are difficult to find.
Eevee is the most difficult to find and evolve, the tester wasn’t able to evolve the Pokemon yet. You can read more about the game from the testers Reddit thread.
New Pokemon GO Superbowl 50 Commercial
To celebrate 20 years of Pokemon, The Pokemon Company aired a commercial before the beginning of Super Bowl 50. The 1 minute 10-second commercial raked in over 18 million views on YouTube, despite being aired before the game.
The commercial is about the new Pokemon GO app for iOS and Android; that’ll be coming later this year. And it’s awesome! Pokemon fans will definitely get some goosebumps. If you didn’t get to watch it, here it is;
Pokemon Go Release Date, News and Updates
LATEST – Pokemon Go Released Now
Looks like we finally might have an official Pokemon GO release date. Well, almost. During Nintendo’s Treehouse Live event, Shigeru Miyamoto, the Creative Fellow at Nintendo, showed off the Pokemon GO Plus wearable.
You can use this wearable as a medium to catch Pokemon in the augmented reality game and get game notifications without having to take out your smartphone.
The Nintendo staff stated during a Livestream, that the device will be available at the end of July for about $35. Later on, when asked about the game’s release date, the members stated that the game would arrive before the release of the wearable.
So there you go! You can expect to play Pokemon GO on your smartphone before July this year. That’s great news, don’t you think? Finally, you can catch all your favorite Pokemon in augmented reality.
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Pokemon Go Beta
Update – April 27, 2016 – Niantic and The Pokemon Company have started field testing their upcoming augmented reality game, ‘Pokemon GO’, in Australia.
Pokemon Beta Arrives in United States
Update – 29 May, 2016 – Finally, fans in the United States will now be able to beta test the upcoming Pokemon Go Augmented reality game. After asking users to sign up for the beta program, invitations to download the game and try it out are now being sent out.
Niantic has received a lot of feedback after the beta field tests held in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Now it’s the turn of US citizens to live their Pokemon fantasy and catch, train, and evolve their Pokemon in the game.
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Nine minutes of Pokemon Go Gameplay
Now, a new Pokemon GO gameplay footage has leaked from the field test in Australia. The leaked footage shows nine minutes of what the game is like. You can see that the player gets to customize his or her avatar by choosing clothing, gender, facial features, etc.
From the gameplay, it looks like you won’t be able to battle wild Pokemon after all. You can simply try and capture them using a Pokeball. The Pokemon appear in augmented reality on the streets or you can turn off the camera and just view them on your smartphone.
To battle your Pokemon with other Pokemon, you’ll have to visit a Gym and join either Red, Blue or Yellow team. You can then train your Pokemon and level up. The battles aren’t like what we’ve seen in earlier versions of Pokemon game. Check it out for yourself;
Pokemon GO is an augmented reality game that lets you capture and train Pokemon in the real world by pointing a smartwatch-like device called Pokemon GO Plus. This device will be made by Nintendo. CEO of Niantic, CEO John Hanke, will be at the conference.
“Niantic’s newest game, Pokemon Go, ups the challenge of real world gaming design, taking a beloved franchise and setting its hundreds of brightly-coloured monsters loose across the globe, adding a new Bluetooth wearable device created by Nintendo to the mix.”
Of course, you will still need your iOS or Android device to play the game, but this external device will let you capture a Pokemon and perform other actions. The Bluetooth connected device will light and beep when there’s a Pokemon nearby.
CEO John Hanke will be talking about Pokemon GO and hopefully also show a demo during their talk at GDC 2016. On the official GDC website, the description says that attendees will get to experience how players interact and explore the world.
The company recently raised $20 million in funds and will be using that money for the development of the game.