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This article was published on January 24, 2017

Pokémon catches fans off guard with a free new game for iOS and Android

Pokémon catches fans off guard with a free new game for iOS and Android
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Following the stunning success of Niantic’s Pokemon Go, Nintendo has quietly released a brand new game based on the popular franchise.

Available for both iOS and Android, Pokémon Duel is a free-to-play strategy board game which squares off you and your friends in a fierce strategy duel.

Pokémon Duel is essentially a turn-based game in which you have to make strategic moves with the aim of forwarding your figures to your opponent’s territory.

Here’s how Nintendo sums up the premise of the game:

Pokémon Duel is a strategy board game that uses Pokémon figures. Build a deck with your favorite figures and then leap into a League Match! Compete with players from around the world for a chance to enter the top League rankings in League Matches. You’ll fight your rivals in real time! Win duels, get all kinds of cool figures and items, and make your deck stronger!

The game was initially released in Japan as Pokémon Comaster back in 2016, but appears to have been rebranded for its English version.

It retains the collectible approach of previous Pokémon games and let’s you build up your own deck as you keep stacking new trophies and items.

Head to the official announcement here for more details about the game.

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