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‘Pokemon Go’ Release Date Confirmed! ‘Some Time’ In 2016; Niantic Shares More Details

Dec 19, 2015 08:47 PM EST | By Excel Medina
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"Pokemon Go" release date has been confirmed to be "some time" in 2016.

"Pokemon" fans have been clamoring for more details of the upcoming AR-based game. However, game developers were mum about its gameplay and release date. Many have speculated that the game would arrive this month.

But Nintendo have previously confirmed "Pokemon Go" release date would take place in 2016, Siliconera reported.

The game have been said to be available on Android and Apple devices. It will be accompanied by an accessory called "Pokemon Go Plus" which allows players "Pokemon" hunting in the real world.

In the latest interview with Niantic's Chief Executive John Hanke, he divulged more information about the game. Going by the details, players will be able to compete with the people "they've just passed using asynchronous play," Gotta Be Mobile

"If we're going to build a game that works with location, it has to be fun for people anywhere to play, in small towns as well as San Francisco," Chief Executive John Hanke said to Venture Beat.

"Our goal is to make it so you can walk out of the house and within five minutes, you can find a Pokémon. Besides wild Pokémon, there'll be Gyms to battle at, just like in the main games on Nintendo 3DS."

In addition, different collectible creatures are being developed. There are also types of creatures that will only be found in certain places in the world. While rare "Pokemons" may exist in few places.

"If you live in a place with lots of water Pokémon and you come to an event - we have these Ingress events that are getting bigger and bigger. We'll have our biggest weekend ever on Saturday," he added.

Like the original "Pokemon" game, players can trade their Pokemon which would definitely "huge" part of the game.

Stay tuned for more "Pokemon Go" news!

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