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.

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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: