Nintendo announces Pokémon Go, an augmented reality smartphone app

General News — 10 September, 2015

At a business strategy press conference today, The Pokémon Company revealed a new game in conjunction with Nintendo and Niantic (developers of Ingress). It is an augmented reality game for smartphones, where players can catch 'em all in the real world!

Players explore real world locations to battle, catch and trade Pokémon. An additional Bluetooth device will also be available, shown to the right, which will alert players to nearby events such as Pokémon in the vicinity.

The game will be free with in-app purchases. Here's a promo video for the game:



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