It was only a month ago that we learned of a new Pokémon title for smartphones: Pokémon Co-Master, some sort of board game-like experience being developed by Heroz. Well, the free-to-play game is actually out now in Japan, launching yesterday on the Google Play store, and that’s afforded us some new details and a ton of gameplay footage. Co-Master will have gamers selecting multiple figures of Pokémon to use as pieces on a board, pitting them against your opponent’s figures to battle across the field. Figures come with various rarity levels and can be purchased using the in-game diamond currency, which can be won through gameplay or via microtransactions.
Battling appears to be a random affair; Pokémon all have different attacks available to them, each with different levels of power, and you and your opponent’s attack is chosen by spinning their respective Pokémon’s wheel of attacks. From the look of things, whichever attack has the most power wins the battle, and the loser is removed from the field. It has been reported that Pokémon can be leveled up through the gameplay, so perhaps attacks will become more powerful over time, or your chance of hitting more powerful attacks will increase as you level.
Enough of listing facts and speculating, however—check out footage of the game for yourself below! How do you think
Pokémon Co-Master looks?