Pokémon GO, an augmented-reality game was already announced as early as September 2015. A Pokémon GO Beta version will be available for live field testing and will be happening in Japan in a few weeks.
Niantic executive John Hanke revealed that they had to pull out their supposedly presentation from GDC 2016 to give way to their beta version of the game. He has this to say, “As much as we hate to disappoint those in the industry attending GDC, we feel our time and energy right now are best spent on making sure every aspect of the product is where we want it to be.”
Said to be a promising game and perhaps one of the most exciting surprises in gaming this year, the release of Pokemon Go, developers announced that this game will be very similar to Ingress,as far as the style in playing is concerned. As a player walks out of the house, an encounter with a wild Pokemon is to be expected within five minutes.
The world of Pokémon GO will be one with gyms and a popular boss, a popular battle destination where the player has to defeat the boss. The gym is also a place where collected Pokemon can be leveled up. Moreover, they will be able to complete with other players and be given the chance to vie for rewards as well as train their Pokemon.
Registration announcement also came from Niantic Labs but this will just be offered to local players and according to Polygon, this game will be launched this month. Users will also be able to give their feedback about the game and share their experience to make room for improvement.
Moreover, beta program instructions can be found in the game’s website, albeit, it is in Japanese version. Users are also advised to have a Google account as well as either an Android device or iOS.
This game was conceptualized by Saturo Iwata and Tsunekazu Ishihara of Nintendo and The Pokemon Company, respectively. It was in 2013 and that time it was planned to create the Go Plus instead of a smart watch app. This wrist device will allow players to access gameplay elements using Bluetooth.
No definite date for the release of a full version of the game but developers assures the public that beta versions will be available in other regions in the following months. As for those players who will make it to the registration, they are advised not to disclose confidential details to the public.
Meanwhile, The Pokemon Company warns excited fans about the numerous fake Pokemon Go beta websites proliferating over the internet and misleading users.