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.

Source: NicoNico

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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