The highly-anticipated Pokemon Go from Niantic Studios is set to be released this year, but the game developer is still tight lipped about the developments in the game. Now, leaked gameplay footage reveals how the augmented reality application will work.
We've collected the latest news on the web so that you'll when is the release date of Pokemon Go and details on its gameplay and starter pack.
Youtube user Darkathion posted the first English language footage of the Pokemon Go. The video is set in Australia and it reveals what gamers should expect in the game, including how it will start.
In the first part of the video, it shows the process of setting up player's avatar. The game has personalized options for facial features, hairstyle, gender, clothing and more.
In comparison to previous Pokémon games, Pokemon Go won't give players a starter monster. They have to head out in the wild to catch their first Pokemon. The leaked footage shows a player walks around in real locations to find Pokemons.
Catching Pokemon in the game looks simple. Players just have to throw a virtual Poké Ball at the Pokémon and wait until the word "Gotcha" appears. The application uses the player's rear camera to map out the augmented reality world.
A report from PC Advisor says Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Eevee, Charmander and Squirtle are some of the Pokemons that are difficult to catch.
Furthermore, Pokemon Go comes with many statistics, guides and tips. Players can collect 1,000 different in-game items and have a minimum of 30 different Pokemons. There are also gyms in the game where players can battle each other.
Nintendo has not yet revealed the complete details of Pokemon GO. The original plan was to give more information at March's Game Developers Conference, but developer Niantic Studios decided to focus more on Pokemon Go's beta test and launch.
It is also reported that the game has companion device called Pokémon GO Plus, which is either clipped on or strapped to the wrist of players. The device can be used to hunt Pokemons by giving haptic feedback and flashing LEDs to the players.
As of now, Niantic is conducting beta test for Pokemon Go at Australia and New Zealand. For those who are interested to join beta programs, just go to the game's official website for updates.
IGN predicts the game could be released at this year's E3 conference.