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Pokémon Go is the first fully loaded mobile Pokemon game of it’s kind! Take a closer look at the features that will be included in it!

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In 2014, as an April fools joke, a video of a mobile Pokémon game where the player would physically need to traverse their surroundings to find and capture Pokémon gained major popularity. Although the video was a blatant hoax, the millions of views it garnered certainly reflected the demand for a new and immersive Pokémon game that everyone could play because everyone has a smart phone now.

Now two years later fans are finally getting what they’ve been expecting, coming as what we now know as Pokémon Go. The developing studio behind Pokémon Go is Niantic, Inc. Niantic created a game called, Ingress, where players had to decide a faction and with the utilization of Google Maps players are able to navigate around in the real world around them to close portals of the other faction through the game. Pokémon Go will work in a similar fashion except players will be able to act as an actual trainer catching Pokémon they come across in the real world as well as participate in Pokémon battles with other Pokémon Go players too!

“We know that dynamic from the Ingress experience works really well, drives a real-world social dynamic. It’s something you can do, like seeing a movie, going to a baseball game, going to the park. It’s something you can do with your friends, and go outside,”

Niantic, Inc. CEO John Hanke tells The Verge.

Pokémon Go will be available as a free-to-play title for both iOS and Android. The game will also have about 100 Pokémon, mostly from the early 1996 Pokémon titles of Red and Blue. However, capturing Pokemon will be slightly faster and easier than how we are used to capturing Pokémon in the Nintendo versions. Niantic has made it so that players can simply tap on the screen to throw a Poké Ball, capture the Pokémon they come across and keep it moving. They made it this way so people won’t be busy standing in one area spending a chunk of their time trying to weaken a Pokémon before attempting to capture it.

The new Pokémon Go could also help bolster the popularity of virtual reality, hologram, and 3D technology. The way the game is designed is nearly perfect for these new innovative technologies attempting to find their place in the market.

As of right now their is still no confirmed release date for Pokemon Go but it is rumored to be released some time later in the year. My guess is around November or during the holidays.

Source: The Verge