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Nintendo developing official Pokemon app for iOS

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
News Categories: iPhone, Apps + Games

Gaming site Kotaku is reporting that Nintendo is planning to release its first iOS app in the form of a Pokémon title. The game Pokémon Say Tap? BW will be a rhythm-based game where players will tap on-screen Pokémon cards in time with the music. The game is scheduled to be released this summer as a free download and will require iOS 4.3 or later, suggesting it will be compatible only with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch and iPad. This is particularly noteworthy as it represents the first sign of the company’s departure from its prior policy of releasing its mainstream titles exclusively for its own hardware. The game is being published by The Pokémon Company, the Nintendo affiliate responsible for the Pokémon brand, rather than by Nintendo itself and it is not yet clear whether the app will be released only in Japan or available internationally.

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Comments

1

Finally! I can toss out those grubby DS things!

My boys love the iPod as gaming devices, but the only thing they don’t have is any Pokemon games.

Can’t they release the older Pokemon titles (Diamon & Pearl, Silver & Gold, etc.) for IOS?

Posted by Anthony Hunt on July 6, 2011 at 1:26 AM (PDT)

2

If Nintendo would wise up and release classic games on iOS, they would earn a lot of my money.  Imagine Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Zelda, etc. on your iPhone!  Imagine global productivity plummet!

Posted by DP on July 6, 2011 at 9:25 AM (PDT)

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If any of those classic titles became available in iOS then I would buy all of them even if they were 5 bucks each. Also you can get some games on idevices if you jail brake them. Personally I have a jail broken iPod but I would love to see them in an app. Probably would be an app and each game as in app so you couldn’t steal.

Posted by Mateo on July 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM (PDT)

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