It seems we only have to wait several weeks until Pokemon GO launches in the market.
Nintendo Treehouse Live’s second day E3 2016 presentation was a Q&A panel that included video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and president and CEO of the Pokemon Company Tsunekazu Ishihara. During the session, Miyamoto had shared additional details on the upcoming augmented-reality game Pokemon GO, and sort of teased the game’s release.
Miyamoto announced that the optional Pokemon GO Plus device will release by the end of July and will cost $34.99. He even showed how the wearable device works. The Pokemon GO Plus has a Bluetooth feature that allows players to search and catch Pokemon even when they are not carrying their phones.
Comicbook wrote that the device will “keep players moving” and will let them enjoy their Pokemon GO adventures without keeping their eyes on their smartphones. The device is strapped on the player’s wrist and will flash green and vibrate when a Pokemon is nearby. Pokemon GO Plus will either show a rainbow light if the Pokemon is captured or a red one if it escaped.
According to Tech Times, by confirming the release date of Pokemon GO Plus, Miyamoto hinted the possible release of the Pokemon GO mobile game being developed by Niantic Labs. The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara’s words further teased the probability of a July release when he commented through a translator:
"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," said Ishihara. "So, we're going to have to work hard to get it ready for everyone."
This news would surely please the Pokemon fans that have been waiting for the final version to hit the market.
The E3 2016 Q&A panel composed of The Pokemon Company, Nintendo, and Niantic developers also revealed more info on the upcoming Pokemon GO such as the Pokemon that is harder to catch, the different way that a Pokemon evolve, and a future tie-in with Pokemon Sun and Moon for 3DS.
Watch the footage of the E3 2016 Nintendo Treehouse live stream uploaded in YouTube by Nintendo Everything, where Pokemon GO was discussed together with the Pokemon GO Plus.
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