Coming simply shy of a month after its original release on the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Quest has hit the the App Store and Google Play Store in the present day with a formidable response. Based on analytics by Sensor Tower, the app on iPhone is already at No. 2 in Japan and No. three in Korea. Whereas hovering at No. 5 within the U.S., the momentum appears to be like prefer it may carry it to No. 1 by the tip of the day.
The sport itself is designed to be an simply accessible, free-to-play RPG that options your favourite pokémon from Pokémon Pink and Pokémon Blue — with a geometrical twist.
Taking a left-turn from their typical animation fashion, the pokémon in Quest have been remodeled into dice variations of themselves and inhabit a brightly coloured — additionally 90-degree angled — terrain referred to as Tumblecube Island. After selecting a pokémon companion to start your quest, trainers are tasked with exploring the island for hidden treasure.
But when Minecraft-ified Pokémon isn’t precisely your cup of tea, don’t fear, Nintendo has more up its sleeves.
Pokémon Quest jump-starts that plan and two new Swap titles — Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! — are slated to be launched to the Swap in November. A but untitled “core” recreation is scheduled to be launched by the tip of 2019.
The businesses plan to start weaving these platforms, video games and followers collectively, together with permitting customers to move their pokémon from GO to the Swap titles and the creation of a “real” Poké Ball for the Swap.
It’s too early to invest on the success of those grand plans, nevertheless it’s an thrilling prospect for pokémon trainers worldwide.