Pokémon App Coming to iOS and Android Market
This summer, Nintendo will dipping their toes in the mobile app market with a new Pokémon application for iOS and Android devices. This is huge news considering the company has never released any virtual Pokémon title that doesn’t use Nintendo hardware.
The app — which will be released this summer and be free — is a timing-based game that will somehow combine Pokémon cards while music and the player will tap to control the action, though details are scarce on how that specifically works right now.
Hardware companies using other type devices that would be considered non-competitive to release their first-party games isn’t new. For instances, Microsoft released a few games on Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance, which back then, were considered exclusives to the original Xbox. There was even an announcement that Microsoft was developing a Halo project for the GBA, although that never came into fruition.
Releasing a Pokémon app is nothing but promotion for Nintendo. It’s certainly won’t be a complicated game and if anything, could sell more cards because they’re expanding a Pokémon audience that might not have a Nintendo system.