PokeLand channels the spirit of Pokemon Rumble on Nintendo Wii
Pokemon Go is about to get even more competition, as PokeLand is announced for iOS and Android smartphones.
PokeLand, which is currently being tested on Android, bears a striking resemblance to Nintendo Wii game Pokemon Rumble.
Gameplay involves exploring various islands in a bid to find and battle toy Pokemon.
Pokemon toys move around automatically, but players will need to tap the screen to perform attacks.
And as an added bonus, PokeLand can be linked with Nintendo accounts, which means Mii characters can be used within the game.
The only downside is that players will need to be connected to the internet in order to play, similar to Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem.
PokeLand is currently without a release date, although the alpha test runs until June 9 in Japan, so fans might find out more then.
Check out the gallery below for PokeLand gameplay screenshots…
PokeLand gameplay screenshots for new Pokemon iOS and Android release Sun, May 28, 2017
POKELAND is the new Pokemon Rumble-inspired game for iOS and Android smartphones.
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PokeLand iOS Android Pokemon gameplay
The release of PokeLand should provide an even bigger financial boost for the Pokemon Company, which has just posted record profits.
Thanks to the release of Pokemon Go and Pokemon Sun and Moon, company profits soared to $143 million for the last financial year.
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That's compared to $5.6 million for the previous year, $18.4 million for the year before that, and $10.6 million for the one before that.
Pokemon Go is expected to increase in popularity this summer, as developer Niantic reportedly adds Legendary Pokemon and Raids to the game.
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Niantic dropped the biggest hint yet that Legendary Pokemon are coming to the game during the recent Webby Awards.
After winning the award for best mobile game, marketing lead Archit Bhargava told the crowd: “This summer is going to be legendary.”
While the latest hint gives very little away in terms of content, it does seem to confirm that Legendary Pokemon are finally coming to Pokemon Go.
The release of Legendary Pokemon has been linked to the introduction of raids, as well as a revamp to the way gym battles work.