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    January 25, 2017

    Hot on the heels of Pokemon Go comes Pokemon Duel, a phone-on-phone battling app

    Pokemon Duel

    The Pokemon Company has debuted Pokemon Duel; a new Android and iOS title where players can battle their Pokemon over two smartphones.

    We all categorically lost our minds over the release of Niantic’s Pokemon Go last year, and now The Pokemon Company is back with a new title to threaten our sanity; Pokemon Go.

    Following on from the premise of Pokemon Go, Pokemon Duel brings phone-on-phone battles in which players can contest their best Pokemon against those of a friend.

    Read: It’s official: Pokemon Go has launched in South Africa

    Player-on-player battles – a feature fans cried out for following the original release of Pokemon Go – is exclusive to Duel and has not yet appeared on the former title.

    In a press statement, The Pokemon Company described the title as “a mobile strategy game where players deploy digital Pokémon figures, making strategic moves and setting figures against each other in battle as they try to reach the goal in their opponent’s territory.”

    The title is free, though in-app purchases follow. Duel allows players to create single player and league modes in which players can fight against human counterparts.

    As the game progresses, players can acquire new and more advanced Pokemon – though donations made through in-app purchases such as power boosters or Pokemon upgrades can conveniently speed up that process as well.

    Pokemon Go succeeded in generating $950 million USD in revenue in for both Niantic, Nintendo, and the Pokemon Company, making the title a hard act for Duel to follow.

    The title is now available on both iOS and Android, while a Nintendo Switch launch is expected to occur in March this year. Presently, no word on a local launch has been offered.

    Read: Pokemon Go slated to get massive new features, including trading and a VR mode

    What are your thoughts? Do you plan on playing Pokemon Duel, or has your interest in the series long since waned? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

    Follow Bryan Smith on Twitter: @bryansmithSA

    Source: The Telegraph

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