New Real World Location Based Pokemon Game Announced

Coming in 2016 is Pokemon GO, a location based Pokemon game for iOS and Android. Having long used actual locations as inspiration for its ingame cities, fans will now get a chance to play in their real world environment.

Pokemon GO is being developed by Niantic, Inc. which was founded by John Hanke, a co-creator of Google Earth. An optional device called the Pokemon GO plus, resembling a wristwatch can be used as a GPS tracker/game alert for users who don’t want to have to constantly check their phones for new events and Pokemon.


The Pokemon GO plus will vibrate and flash alerting players to upcoming events.

Pokemon GO is expected to launch free of charge in 2016. See trailer below: