The free to play augmented reality mobile game from Niantic, Pokemon Go, will be available from July this year. The release window was announced by Nintendo during the second day E3 Live stream but it didn’t confirm the exact date of release.
The company mentioned that the game’s accessory is a wrist worn accessory named Pokemon Go Plus. It will let you play the game without using any kind smartphone. It will be available at a price of $34.99. Nintendo declared that this wearable will not be ready during launch. Pokemon is an awesome augmented reality title which is being developed by Niantic.
The game has been developed by Nintendo and The Pokemon Company along with the makers of Android game, Ingress. Pokemon Go uses the same real-world elements of Ingress but it comes with a Pokemon twist. You will have to look through your smartphone camera in terms of core gameplay and the software will integrate digital creatures into the environment.
If you delve deeper into Pokemon Go, the game actually lets you become a trainer and travel to the areas of interest near where you live. Even if you are visiting a place, you can battle at gyms and capture Pokemon that will be located at noteworthy landmarks. In the game, gyms will be controlled by any of the three groups, Yellow, Red or Blue.
By battling your own Pokemon, you can take control of gyms, designated for your pledged faction. Also, teaming up with others in the real world, improves your chances of success. Nintendo further clarified in their E3 Livestream that players will be able to level up their trainers in order to catch stronger Pokemon.
You will also get candy rewards and they can be used to evolve your Pokemon. In case you are looking for the highly sought after legendary Pokemon like Zapdos and Mewtwo, it is not clear whether Nintendo will host local events in various cities so that players get the opportunity to meet up and capture them successfully.
The company declared that Pokemon Go will have a tie-in with the main handheld titles from the franchise. We have no idea as to how this will work out. Meanwhile, Pokemon Sun and Moon will be available in November. Players can also trade between themselves but this feature will not be available during launch.
Nintendo’s biggest game this year is undoubtedly The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Everyone is talking about this title since this is the last great game for Wii U and will also be featured on the upcoming Nintendo NX console.
The game looks cool and is a major departure from what we last saw in Zelda. People always love a shake-up in a story-based franchise. Besides that, Pokemon Go is the most exciting thing revealed by Nintendo in E3.
We have already discussed a lot about Pokemon Go but the thing is, will it work as it is supposed to? It is clear that there are a lot of things which could go wrong.
There are several aspects which could react weirdly and just too many things that have a high chance of going haywire. If you look at it in a different way, this is actually the fun of it. Nintendo has been doing similar things with Pokemon for quite a long time.