Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO of The Pokémon Company, was interviewed by the Yomiuri Shimbun publication and he declared that Pokemon Go, the upcoming augmented reality game will be released in Japan, then it will be available in the rest of the world, according to this order: North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East. He mentioned also that the company is still working on another project, Nintendo NX, a console that could be launched later this year.
Nintendo has confirmed that the Pokemon GO game will be available for Android and iOS devices and it might be compatible with the NX console, if the rumors will prove to be right. It’s not sure when the augmented reality game will be officially released, because Nintendo hasn’t given an exact date, and the chances to see it before March 14 are very low.
But the company will attend the GDC 2016 event which will kick off in two weeks and most likely, Nintendo’s representatives will tell us more about the AU game and will reveal its release date. Also, this game will come alongside Pokémon Go Plus, a device that will be wore by the players, and which uses a Bluetooth connection in order to notify the users when they’ll “bump into” a Pokémon. This wearable device will light up and vibrate when the players will be near a Pokémon, so they can grab it before other players.
As for the Nintendo NX console, Nintendo has announced that they’ve started the project in mid-2015 and the dedicated video game system will be developed in collaboration with DeNA. If the device will be released in 2016, reports say that this would be a huge mistake due to the invasion of Virtual Reality devices that will take over the market by the end of this year. However, the console will have a high-end configuration, and its hardware specs have been leaked. So, the Nintendo NX will be capable of supporting 4K video streaming at 60fps, and will render at 900p and 60fps.