Brace yourselves for "Pokémon GO" -- a new GPS-driven Pokémon game just announced for Android and iOS. The Pokémon Company, Nintendo Co., and Niantic Inc. are all partners in this project, which has a 2016 release date.
In a Tokyo press conference this week, The Pokemon Company gave a thorough explanation of how the app takes Pokémon fans into a new realm by allowing trainers to explore their very own neighborhoods and cities in search of digital Pokémon.
Once caught, users can trade and battle with other trainers in their area.
In the event that you’re a hardcore Pokémon trainer that needs more than a smartphone to accomplish your goals, there is a must-have accessory. The Pokémon GO Plus is a Bluetooth watch (built by Nintendo) that allows you to stay active in the Pokemon world without having to constantly use your smartphone. The watch uses an LED flash and vibration to warn trainers of any nearby Pokémon.
Step aside, iWatch, there are Pokémon Masters in town.
Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company, said in a release, "Our challenge was to develop a great game for smart phone devices that expressed the core values of Pokémon. "Pokémon GO" is the answer to that challenge."
Now all we need is a smartphone app to play real-life "Pokémon Snap."