10 March 2016

New Pokemon Mobile Game Revealed

     The Pokemon Company has announced a new game for the mobile platform called Pokemon Co-Master. The free-to-play game combines elements of traditional Pokemon titles, such as capturing and battling, with the strategy of games such as Chess or Go. Pokemon Co-Master was unveiled by way of a trailer. It shows squads of Pokemon figures lining up on two sides of a game board and clashing. Although additional details haven't been provided, there also seems to be an A.I. element to the game designed to help players.

   Pokemon Co-Master is developed by Japanese company Heroz, which specializes in creating artificial intelligence. Its website states it has formerly developed an A.I. and used it to defeat professional Shogi players. Pokemon Co-Master is set for release later this year in Japan. A western release has not yet been confirmed.