The Pokemon Company surprises people by quietly releasing Pokemon Duel
Now you got more games to catch ’em all!
Surprise! The Pokemon Company International just released a new mobile game called Pokemon Duel for both android and iOS devices for free.
Six months ago, the Pokemon Company, with the help of Niantic, released the first-ever official mobile Pokemon game which we all know as Pokemon Go.
The Pokemon Company grew a lot of hype for their new product by releasing beta gameplay for the game and as a result, it was met with much fanfare as many as 900,000 people downloaded the game on the very first day it was published. People in countries where the game was not yet released even found ways to download and play the game unofficially.
Although the games user count grew very fast, it also lost popularity very fast as only five months later, in December 2016, there were only 20 million active users. A far cry from the 500 million people who downloaded the game.
This time, however, The Pokemon Company decided to go with as little publicity as possible as they didn’t announce an announce date for the game before it launched, in fact, there was no indication that the game was even in the works.
Pokemon Duel is a described as strategy board game and it lets you fight teams of six Pokemon with players all around the world. The Pokemon, instead of animated creatures like in Pokemon Go, are in the form of Amiibo figurines. Each character has unique abilities and a set number of steps it can take per turn, and only when a Pokemon lands in a space next to the enemy can a duel begin.
Once a battle begins, you then spin the Data Disk which determines which attacks your Pokemon will use. Plus, a special plate at the beginning of each turn to power up your Pokemon in different ways.
Pokemon Duel can be played against real people in the online league match mode or solo against the game’s AI. The longer you play the game, the stronger your Pokemon become, and the stronger the Pokemon you face become.