More Pokemon Masters Details Revealed by Developer

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More Pokemon Masters Details Revealed by Developer

June 27, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

More Info About This Game
Developer
DeNA
Platforms
Android, IOS
Release Date
August 28, 2019 (Calendar)
Genre
Strategy
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A press release from DeNA has revealed some more details about Pokemon Masters, an upcoming mobile game set in the Pokemon universe. This brand-new game puts players on the island of Pasio where they will be fighting intense 3 vs. 3 battles to become the best fighter on the island!

Unlike the traditional rules of Pokemon battles, Pokemon Masters uses a system called "sync pairs" where a Trainer and Pokemon work together. A big portion of the game will revolve around recruiting these sync pairs to use in battle. A total of 65 sync pairs will be available at launch with additional ones to follow as post-launch content.

This won't be a game that you'll play by yourself, either — ideally, you'll be grouping up with two other real-world friends to form three sync pairs and fight against tough A.I. opponents. Unlike the majority of the Pokemon franchise, these battles will take place in real time; three Trainers and three Pokemon will face off against an opposing three Trainers, each of which with their own Pokemon.

No specific mention of PvP battles is made in the press release, but presumably, something like that will be coming along at some point further on down the line. We can't say for sure if a PvP feature will arrive at all or how long it will take; after all, we had to wait more than two years for Trainer Battles to make their way into Pokemon Go.

 
 

Pokemon Masters will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese at launch and is billed as a "free-to-start" title. It's expected to arrive sometime in the Summer of 2019 for Android and iOS. In the meantime, you can watch a neat presentation video to learn more about the game below.

What do you think of Pokemon Masters? Does the idea of the game intrigue you or do you prefer the more traditional gameplay of the franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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