Pokémon Go had literally been the buzzword when it comes to mobile games last year. This was one unique game that made gamers get up and tour their neighborhood in the hopes of catching a Pokémon or two. Thankfully it seems that the makers of Pokémon Go are not going to rest on their laurels and have already announced a follow-up a game called Pokémon Duel.
Pokémon Duel is a virtual arena wherein players collect their figures and fight them in order to take control of new territory, for a moment this reminded me of the Pokémon Card games that we were so much fixated with during the nineties.The Duel elements let you battle the figures by forming up to six teams and the figures can use for both defending and attack territories.
As expected the game adheres to a premium model which paves way for quite a handful of in-app purchases and power-ups called Boosters. The League mode will allow you to compete with other players online and the currency earned can be traded for new Pokémon. The Pokémon Duel is burdened with the success of Pokémon Go which generated $950 million in revenue for Niantic, Nintendo, and the Pokemon company. However, Pokémon Duel is created solely by Pokémon Company and doesn’t rely on augmented reality.
This is a mobile strategy game where players deploy digital Pokémon figures, making strategic moves and setting figures against each other in battle as they try to reach the goal in their opponent’s territory.
Pokémon Duel is already available on iOS and Android and later is expected to be launched on Nintendo’s Switch console which is expected to be launched in March. It’s interesting to see how the Pokémon Duel will fare as a game since it has adopted a seemingly different approach blending strategies and card battling.