A brand-new mobile Pokémon game is being released

Pokémon meets Street Fighter. This new mobile game is the result…

There’s no doubt about it. Summer 2016 was the season Pokémon made an epic comeback. The world went insane for the new mobile game, Pokémon Go.

You couldn’t walk two minutes down the street without running into a wild fan, focusing intently on their phone while trying to flick Pokéballs at tiny augmented Pikachus.

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Needless to say, the good people at Pokémon Company International saw an opportunity here. If one Pokémon game for mobile could rocket to such popularity, what was to say that another few couldn’t do the same darn thing, eh?

Of course, a brand-new Pokémon game is just what all of us need to start off summer 2017, so what’s in store? Well, the latest game to be announced by the company is called PokéLand. Right now, it’s available for Japanese Android users to test in alpha (and will be available until 9th June).

How’s your Japanese?

So, what will the game be like and how will you play it? If you happen to have played any of the Pokémon Rumble games on Nintendo devices, such as the Wii, the Wii U or the 3DS, you will recognise the style of this mobile game. It actually serves as something of a sequel to this series of games.

Unlike Pokémon GO, this new game will mainly be about fighting your Pokémon with one another, sort of like Street Fighter with tiny animated monsters. That’s right – it’s basically just a game where you take your beloved creatures to battle and let the other Pokémon have it! Sounds like a dream, right?

What’s more, if you already have a Nintendo Account (because you’re a pro gamer, obvs), you will be able to link it to the mobile app. That means that your Nintendo Mii will appear ‘in game’ when you play PokéLand on your smartphone. Genius.

Now that you know all there is to know about the game, you’re probably wondering when you’ll get to play it. Brace yourself. Sadly, right now, we don’t have an official release date for PokéLand. However, we do know that it will be available for both iOS and Android users.

In the meantime, we suggest getting back on board with the whole Pokémon GO shebang. Pokémon Company International has recently released a whole load of Generation II monsters on the game, along with some other exciting new updates. So, why not go catch ‘em all… again?

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