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Nintendo first announced Pokemon GO back in September of 2015 and fans of the series collectively lost their minds. It’s a brilliant idea: use augmented reality to turn your smartphone into a Pokedex and hunt for Pokemon in the real world. It’s the sort of innovative thinking that makes Nintendo the company we all know and love.

While we don’t have a concrete release date, we now know that Pokemon Go will be released sometime next month for both Android and iOS. The wearable Bluetooth accessory won’t be ready by launch, but when it is released it will retail for $34.99.

Pokemon GO will blend digital gaming with real-world activity by allowing players to hunt for Pokemon both where they live and wherever they visit. You’ll be able to level up and battle your creatures, too, and you can join one of three factions and fight for control of the game’s gyms. Nintendo may also hold local events where gamers can get together and attempt to capture legendary Pokemon.

Everything about the game sounds incredible, but I also realize that it’s just a skip and a jump away from LARPing, which makes me wonder how many gamers will be willing to waltz through public, using their phone’s camera to find animated fantasy creatures. I say go for it. Let the world know that you’re out to catch’em all. Make Professor Oak proud.

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