Kadabra used teleport!
- Apr 20, 2003
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No, most likely not. But I suspect that many people who thought something along those lines were ignorant of who Niantic are and what Ingress is. Ingress is amazing (especially from a social aspect--that Mewtwo scene is relevant) and now they will be leveraging that engine's capabilities to make a new kind of Pokemon game.Am i the only one who went: "Meh, don't care. When's the next main series game?"?
Sadly, this is not an AR game. It'll look more like this:
How the rest of the game will look is hard to say. It'll most likely have some resemblance to the world mechanics found in Ingress, meaning some kind of map overlay with objects of interest (wild pokemon? trainers?)
This is a screenshot of Ingress from its Google Play page:
Maybe it'll have Pokemon icons just like in Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge?
(Exploring Japan like that was fun, but this time I guess I'd have to travel back to Japan in person. )
They'll also have this optional Plus accessory, which pairs with your phone via bluetooth and gives you vibration/LED notification if you happen to come by any real-world events:
I wish the design was a round Pokeball instead. xd
It's about time Nintendo got around to harnessing the innovations in mobile computing and go beyond the cheap handheld console gaming. There's so much more potential in mobile, but I suppose only time will tell whether they will really make use of it.