Nintendo have officially have announced Pokémon GO, which is described as a reality app where that will allow trainers look for and battle against Pokémon in the real world. The app will be available on Apple and Android devices.
The app will use real locations where trainers can explore the area looking to discover new Pokémon and come across other like-minded trainers.
Nintendo also plans to release a device called the Pokémon GO Plus. The device will connect to smartphones via Bluetooth and is used to notify players about events within the game. Actions on this device include catching a Pokémon can be done on this device by pushing a button.
The app is being developed by Niantic, Inc., The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. Junichi Masuda, director of the Pokémon games, is part of the team working on the app.
You can watch a trailer for the app below:
The Pokémon GO app will be available to fans in 2016.
Thoughts on this announcement? Are you looking forward to playing the Pokémon GO app?
By Ruari Williamson