The Pokémon Company last year announced a new Pokémon meets AI board-game-style mobile title for Android and iOS called Pokémon Co-Master. It launched in Japan last Spring, and here in the UK we’ve been waiting for it ever since. Well, that wait is finally over: Pokémon Co-Master is now available in the UK as Pokémon Duel. Also see
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Pokémon Co-Master UK release date: When is Pokémon Co-Master coming out?
Pokémon Co-Master Japan release date: Spring 2016
Pokémon Co-Master UK release date: January 2017
Last year the Pokémon Company confirmed a launch date of Spring 2016 for Japan, but the western release was still to be confirmed.
Fast-forward to January 2017 and Pokémon Co-Master has finally arrived in Google Play and the App Store as Pokémon Duel.
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Pokémon Co-Master UK price: How much is Pokémon Co-Master?
The game is free to play on Android and iOS, downloadable from their respective app stores. However, Pokémon Co-Master/Pokémon Duel includes in-game purchases.
Pokémon Co-Master features and gameplay: What to expect from Pokémon Co-Master
Pokémon Co-Master was developed with Heroz, which has previously created AI capable of defeating pro-chess players in battle.
Pokémon Co-Master was thought to be something of a cross between a fighting game and Chess, with the artificial intelligence bringing a new strategy-based dimension with online players taking it in turn to make their move.
On Google Play it is described simply as a Pokémon strategy board game in which you build a deck with your favourite Pokémon, then leap into a League Match. Pokémon Duel lets you compete with other players around the world, fighting rivals in real-time.
So far it has mixed reviews, with average feature ratings of 2.7 for controls, 3.0 for gameplay and 2.7 for graphics, and 3.0 overall.
The Pokémon Company is bringing exciting new tech to its games – AI in Co-Master, and augmented reality in Pokémon Go!