There's a new Pokémon game coming to iPhone and Android -- here's what we know

Fresh off the release of “Magikarp Jump” and a recent update to “Pokémon GO,” The Pokémon Company has announced a new addition to its mobile game lineup: “PokéLand.”

In it, players will collect toy versions of their favourite Pokémon and battle them on different islands. The gameplay is similar to that of “Pokémon Rumble” for the Wii, but will feature “simple and intuitive controls” so that players can “tap through thrilling Pokémon battles,” according to the Japanese press release.

The game, which is in development for iOS and Android, will require an internet connection and will also use players’ Nintendo accounts. Currently, The Pokémon Company is conducting an alpha test of “Pokéland” in Japan on Android. The test includes six different islands to explore and battle on, as well as 134 Pokémon to capture and battle.

The alpha test is open to 10,000 Android users, and will run until June 3. There is no word yet on when the game will be released for iOS and Android devices, but we suspect it will be coming in the next few months.


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