The long-awaited Pokemon Go mobile game and its mental wearable accessory could be here by the end of next month.
During a live-streamed Nintendo event during E3 the gaming giant accidentally promised a release by the end of July.
The augmented reality based game will enable fans of the storied franchise to go chasing Pokemon in the real world through the lens of the smartphone and ‘catch ‘em’ by lobbing a virtual ball.
Additionally, the game will be augmented by a wearable Plus accessory that will alert users when a Pokemon is in the vicinity.
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This of course, will save players for constantly starring through their camera lens seeking the critters, or whatever they are.
Unfortunately, the accessory isn’t going to come cheap. At $35 (£25) it’s going to be the price of a Nintendo DS game.
The reveal of price and release date sure wasn’t planned. After Shigeru Miyamoto dropped the news, the president of The Pokemon Company quickly backtracked.
He said (via TechCrunch): “Mr. Miyamoto, I think you just announced the release date of the Go Plus device… and, obviously that means we’ve gotta have the application out there ahead of time.. So, we’re going to have to work hard to get it ready for everyone.”
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