Just after announcing that it will partner with Google’s Niantic Labs location-based gaming division, Nintendo showed off what its location-based Pokémon game will look like in a new video.
The title is expected to debut in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play in 2016.
Nintendo said the game will have trainers exploring real-world locations to catch, trade, and battle with each other in their search for Pokémon. Players may use a separate Bluetooth device for their smartphone called Pokémon Go Plus, developed and manufactured by Nintendo, that alerts them to nearby events (such as Pokémon in the vicinity) with flashes and vibrations. Players can then catch them with the press of a button.
Junichi Masuda, the game director of the Pokémon video game series at developer Game Freak, is also contributing to the project.