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Published June 15, 2016

During Nintendo’s E3 livestream, the publisher announced that its upcoming AR mobile Pokémon game being made with Niantic Labs, Pokémon Go, would be released sometime in July (Just knowing from experience it will be on a Friday). Pokémon Go Plus, the hardware device that allows players to use the game without taking out their phone, will also be released for $34.99.

Nintendo also addressed whether Pokémon Go would be connected to the rest of the Pokémon universe, and said that eventually there will be some kind of connectivity between Pokémon Go and the upcoming 3DS games from Game Freak, Pokémon Sun and Moon.

Pokémon Go Plus, the hardware device that players can wear on their wrist or attach to their clothing, also got an update during the livestream, including a price point. Although it won’t be made available right at launch, Nintendo said that it was working diligently on getting it ready.


Although Pokémon Go Plus will come in at $34.99, the actual game will be free when it launches next month on both iOS and Android devices.

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