Just two weeks after Magikarp was released, The PokÃ©mon Company is releasing another game that is bound for debut on iOS and Android devices. PokÃ©land is just one of the bunch of games the firm has planned to release on smartphones and tablets.
PokÃ©land has been deemed as a mini game of PokÃ©mon Rumble for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. Ambrella is the developer is the developer for both games. PokÃ©land is the fourth PokÃ©mon game coming to iOS and Android after PokÃ©mon GO, PokÃ©mon Duel, and Magikarp Jump.
In the press statement of The PokÃ©mon Company published on its website, it stresses out that PokÃ©land uses "simple and intuitive controls". This allows players to just tap when engaging in PokÃ©mon fights. The gameplay at the core requires players to amass toy versions of their desired PokÃ©mon creatures and bring them into battles on certain islands.
PokÃ©land is in the pipeline for iOS and Android. As of this time, the Kyoto firm is holding an alpha test on Android for the game in its home country. It is an online game which requires players to sign in using a Nintendo account. The game has six different islands to discover and 52 levels and a Champion Tower to reach. Meanwhile, players will have to find a total of 134 PokÃ©mon creatures.
The PokÃ©mon Company is looking for 10,000 Android device owners to join PokÃ©land's alpha test which will run until June 3. While there is no release date that has been dropped yet, Business Insider speculates that PokÃ©land will be hitting smartphones in the next few months. What is certain for now, the new game is downloadable for free.
Will PokÃ©land be a smash hit? That is hard to tell at the moment. According to Forbes, it could be while critics least expect it to be, just as no one expected PokÃ©mon GO to rake in such phenomenal success.