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With many more games adding digital creatures in the real world, the franchise that originated putting digital creatures in the real world is back to claim its place. Bandai tosses their own hat into the ring with a new AR game for the Digimon franchise which is called: Digital Monsters – Great Outdoors, or Digimon GO. Bandai Namco tweeted:

The DigiDestined needs your help to save the Digital World once again from the evil Myotismon, but this time, he’s taking over the Digital World from the real world by placing Dark Towers that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Thankfully, with the help of your partner Digimon, and your own smart device, you can negate the effects of these Dark Towers to foil Myotismon’s plans. Bandai released screenshots for the game below:

We don’t have much details yet as to how the battle system works and how to get your Partner Digimon, but based on the screenshots, the Dark Tower may be similar to Raids in Pokemon GO. It also looks like we are able to play as Takato, a main character in the third season of the Digimon anime, Digimon Tamers. As soon as details of this game surface in the coming weeks, the GO Hub team will be covering it.

With Pokemon GO being the success that it is, and with other franchises like Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and Jurrasic Park taking a slice of the AR Games pie, Bandai Namco’s  announcement is not really a surprise, but is an expected move. Just how many AR Games would be announced in the coming weeks is anyone’s guess.

Bandai Namco also released a teaser trailer for Digimon GO, which can be watched below. Full details of this news can be seen here. Detailed screenshots can be seen here, here, and here.

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: If you are still reading this, you might be thinking “What the hell?” That’s because this article is written for April Fools 2018. ūüôā