The Pokémon Company has released an official promo video for their newest mobile game for iOS and Google Play. Pokémon Duel is a strategy board where players will strive to collect a wide variety of Pokémon figures with ranging abilities. Much like Pokémon GO, the amount of time you dedicate to collecting Pokémon will determine your success. Once an adequate amount of Pokémon are collected, players can play against each other in League Matches.
Pokémon Duel: Reach the finish first!
The premise behind the app seems basic, simply being able to maneuver one of your six Pokémon to your opponent’s goal results in a victory.
The rules are simple! The object is to be the first player to get one of your figures to your opponent’s goal. How will you get to the goal? You’ll need to carefully choose your route! In duels, you and your opponent take turns moving your figures.
Set up a strategic formation and attack your opponent, or simply block their path – it’s all about tactics! Plan your strategy and defeat your opponents in this game of cat and mouse!
The new app is available in Japan, the US, and Europe for the time being, with a global launch planned in the not too distant future. Pokémon Duel will be completely free to play, with in-app purchases of course. Those will consist of gems that players can buy to speed up and improve gameplay.
This leads us to believe that it could be a pay-to-win strategy game, which makes a lot of gamers quite upset.Why should the wealthier players have an advantage over everyone else? Oh right, because the guys behind Pokémon Duel want to get rich!
Currently, it has a 3* rating on the i-Tunes store and 3.6* on Google Play. Some players are claiming that the game is filled with bugs and not allowing them to play, but the players that are able to play seem to be enjoying it a lot.