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Pokémon in real life? The Pokémon Company announces Pokémon GO!

The world of Pokémon is coming to our smartphones in a whole new way! The Pokémon Company has just announced a brand new smartphone game coming to iOS and Android called Pokémon GO where players (trainers) can catch virtual Pokémon in the real world. It is being produced with Nintendo and Niantic (a former internal Google startup), the company behind augmented reality game Ingress.

CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, said he had been working on the game for the last 2 years with the late Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata. An enthusiastic trailer was revealed today.

Nintendo is also creating a companion device (somewhat like the Pokéwalker that came with Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver) named the Pokémon Go Plus, which is meant to help you play the game and remain in the land of Pokémon without having to constantly use your phone.

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The Pokémon Go Plus

The device, shaped like a teardrop Pokéball will vibrate and also light up when near Pokémon in the real world so you can capture them for you collection or battle a rival.

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Nothing much else has been said about the game so far, apart from Pokémon Go will be released on Android and iOS devices in 2016 and will be free too play with in-app purchases available.

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Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God!! Yes please! No one contact me in 2016, I will be wandering the streets with my virtual companions! I loved using the Pokéwalker and this will only make me love the series more.


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