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In a press conference, a new multiplayer location-based Pokémon game, ''{{bp|Pokémon GO}}'', was announced. ''Pokémon GO'' will be released for {{wp|iPhone}} and {{wp|Android (operating system)|Android}} devices in early 2016.
 
The game is a collaboration between {{bp|The Pokémon Company}}, {{bp|Nintendo}} and {{wp|Niantic Labs}}. The developer, {{wp|Niantic Labs}}, recently became independent from {{wp|Google}}. Among other projects, Niantic is best known for {{wp|Ingress}}, a popular {{wp|augmented reality}}-based smartphone game. {{bp|Junichi Masuda}} is involved in working on the setting, design and music for the game; in addition, he is also planning to link ''Pokémon GO'' with the main series Pokémon games.
File:Pokemon GO Plus wstrap 1.png|Pokémon GO Plus wrist strap
File:Pokemon GO Plus wstrap 2.png|Pokémon GO Plus accessory
File:Pokémon GO iPhone.jpg|In-game screenshot on an iPhone
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==InformationExternal links==
* [http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-go/ Pokémon.com]
* [http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/news-from-the-pokemon-go-announcement/ Transcript of press conference]