Pokémon GO lets you catch, battle and bond with Pokémon in the real world

The Pokémon Company and Nintendo announced a new Pokémon game today, accompanied by quite the launch trailer. Pokémon GO is a brand new game by Niantic for supported smartphone platforms that bring the universe of Pokémon to the real world. You'll be able to catch, train, battle against and bond with the little creatures once Pokémon GO is eventually released next year.

Not only will players be able to use their smartphones to interact with Pokémon found around the world, but a Pokémon GO Plus will be made available for purchase too. The optional accessory will light up and vibrate when events are detected (like a nearby Pokémon). By pressing nothing more than a single button, Pokémon can be caught and a variety of other actions can be performed - all without looking at your smartphone screen.

As touched on already, Pokémon GO will be available in 2016. We'll be sure to inform you all once the title is readily available in the store. While the game itself will be free, there will be a variety of in-app purchases.

Rich Edmonds