'Pokemon Go' release date: First Pokemon augmented reality game expected this month
Although the exact date of the release is yet to be announced, it is just a matter of days before avid "Pokemon" fans can lay their hands on the franchise's first-ever augmented reality game, "Pokemon Go," as it was already announced in last month's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that the game is coming out this July.
According to PC Advisor, based on the reports of those who took part in the game beta testing in the past months, the field testing of "Pokemon Go" has already ended in some countries, hence, its imminent release. With this, it can be presumed that it's only a matter of days before the fans of the game will be treated to a pleasant surprise with an announcement that will confirm the arrival of the highly anticipated game.
"Pokemon Go" takes pride in being the first to come up with the kind of game it is set to offer. While it is true that numerous "Pokemon" games have already been released over the years, what makes the upcoming "Pokemon Go" different is that for the first time ever, Pokemon will be infused in the real world.
According to John Hanke, founder of Niantic, "Pokemon Go" will enable players to capture Pokemon wherever they may be: parks, shopping areas, sidewalks, countryside, or any other place wherever a player may be, as long as they have downloaded the game on their Android or Apple device.
However, in order for a player to be spared from the hassle of looking at their smartphones often while playing "Pokemon Go," the game comes with an optional accessory called Pokemon Go Plus. It is a wearable Bluetooth device that connects to the phone and performs certain actions related to the game.
Nonetheless, despite the upcoming "Pokemon Go" coming for free, the same thing cannot be said about the Pokemon Go Plus accessory as it comes with a price tag of $34.99.
Is "Pokemon Go" really coming out soon? Fans can only hope.