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[[File:Pokemon Go Logo.png|thumb|200px|Pokémon GO]]
On Aug. 10, a new MMOARRPGAugmented Reality MMORPG Pokémon title was announced via the Niconico live stream.
Entitled ''Pokémon GO'', the upcoming Pokémon game will arrive on iOS and Android devices in 2016. The game heavily relies on the concept of augemented reality, and it is being developed by Niantic Labs, who recently became independent from Google. Among other projects, Niantic is best known for {{wp|Ingress}}, a popular augmented reality based smartphone game. Along with the involvement of Nintendo, it has been confirmed that Junichi Masuda is involved in working on the setting, game design and music for the game. In addition, he is also planning to link ''Pokémon GO'' with the main series Pokémon games.
''Pokémon GO'' will be available for free with in-app purchases.
==Press release==
{{quote|'''Pokémon GO Allows Players to Catch ‘em All in the Real World'''
'''Pokémon, Niantic, and Nintendo Collaborating on New Mobile Pokémon Game Slated for Launch in 2016'''
'''TOKYO, JAPAN—September 10, 2015—''' The Pokémon Company, Niantic, Inc., and Nintendo Co., Ltd. today announced their collaboration on a new project for mobile devices called Pokémon GO. This ground breaking mobile game will encourage fans to search far and wide in the real world to discover Pokémon. Pokémon GO will be available for download at no charge on the App Store and Google Play in 2016.
In the past, the Pokémon video game series has used real world locations like the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, as well as New York and Paris, as inspiration for its fantasy settings. In Pokémon GO, players will be able to catch, trade, and battle in the real world by utilizing location information. Pokémon GO’s gameplay experience goes beyond what appears on screen as players explore their neighborhoods, communities and the world they live in to discover Pokémon alongside friends and other players. Junichi Masuda, game director of the Pokémon video game series at GAME FREAK inc. will be contributing to the project. His involvement will ensure that the fun of Pokémon makes its way into Pokémon GO, while developing new types of gameplay and thinking of ways to connect this project with the main series of Pokémon video games. In-app purchases will be available in Pokémon GO.|The Pokémon Company}}