The Pokémon Company has just unveiled a new mobile game called Pokémon GO, where players will catch Pokémon in the real world using their mobile device’s camera and AR technology. Those who played with the AR cards in the early days of Nintendo 3DS—or the few who played Chibi-Robo: Photo Finder—will be familiar with AR technology.
This project is made by Niantic Labs, a startup from Google who went independent, and made in conjunction with both Nintendo and The Pokémon Company. The late Satoru Iwata had a large hand in this game’s conception and development, and as such the trailer is dedicated in his memory.
Pokémon Go launches on iOS and Android devices in 2016 as a free-to-play title with in-app transactions. Stay tuned to Gamnesia for more news from tonight’s Pokémon event.