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Use the real world to hunt and battle Pokémon in Pokémon Go, coming next year

Set to release next year, Pokémon Go is the latest mobile release for that gaming franchise. Pokémon Go is the creation of a collaborative effort between The Pokémon Company, Nintendo, and Niantic (the makers of Ingress). Within the game, players are looking to go out into the real world to catch, trade, or battle their Pokémon (much like how Ingress works).

In addition to the game, there will be a Bluetooth accessory available called Pokémon Go Plus. The Plus, which is a teardrop shaped Pokéball (can be worn as a wirstband as well), can do things like alert players by vibrating and lighting up when a Pokémon is nearby. It also comes with a single button, allowing players to press said button to perform in-game actions faster, such as catching a Pokémon found in the wild. Of course the Pokéball will be designed to pair with smartphones.

There was no mention of pricing at this point, nor a release date any more specific than 2016. As we know more, we’ll update. In the meantime, you can check out the Pokemon GO teaser trailer below.

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