If you’re a 90s kid who’s had a childhood, chances are you’ve spent hours playing Pokemon on Gameboy, wishing you could actually go out there and find Pokemons in the real world.
Well 20 years on (yep, already!) from the legendary Nintendo game’s first release, the dream is pretty much coming to life thanks to augmented reality technology and the upcoming mobile app, Pokemon Go.
You’ll be able to hunt Pokemons in the actual ‘wild’ using mobile GPS tracking. Traveling the real world will open opportunities to find more exciting species to add to your portfolio. The idea is really cool, and will no doubt be a success with the 20+ demographic market, who represent the core of former Pokemon players as well as a keen smartphone technology user base.
The game will use smartphone cameras to add computer generated Pokemons to real life landscapes, allowing players to catch Pokemon and use them for fights, just like in the original game.
As the proud former owner of Pokemon Blue, Yellow and Silver, I’ll certainly have a go. The game will be available on Android and IOS at the beginning of 2016. Here’s the trailer: