By >Tom LESKIN
Official Pokemon game coming to iOS and Android, not Nintendo approved
Although Pokemon is one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises that started on and still lives on Nintendo hardware, a new game is coming to Android and iOS this summer that isn’t backed by Nintendo, but the actual Pokemon Company.
On July 1, the Pokemon Company announced that a ‘Tap’ game will debut this summer, showing only a single Japanese graphic and giving little other information. The app is said to be releasing sometime later this summer and it’s still unclear whether it will be coming to other markets outside Japan.
Today Nintendo’s Yasuhiro Minagawa told Bloomberg that their strategy, developing software only for their own hardware, “hasn’t changed and won’t change,” but the Pokemon Company is independent, only 32 percent owned by Nintendo. This means they can basically do what they want without Nintendo’s approval.
If you’re a Pokemon fan, look for this mobile app in the coming months!