DeNA revealed new details for their upcoming mobile adventure game, Pokémon Masters, coming to iOS and Android devices in summer 2019.
Pokémon Masters allows players to travel out on a new adventure and form teams with other players in order to engage in 3v3 real-time battles. The setting will be the island of Pasio where trainers will discover new rules for Pokémon battles, and the bond between Trainer and Pokémon is taken to the next level with the introduction of sync pairs, the combination of a Trainer and their Pokémon.
During gameplay, Trainer and Pokémon will come together to form sync pairs. Players can team up with duos such as Korrina & Lucario, Brendan & Treecko, Clair & Kingdra, and more. At launch, the game will support 65 sync pairs to recruit.
Players will form a team of three sync pairs and battle versus other Trainers as they progress through the story. Once a player has met another player, they can recruit those friend to for a team and battle AI opponents.
“The Pokémon brand has captured the imagination of the world, and we are honored to create the newest Pokémon adventure for mobile devices with Pokémon Masters,” said Isao Moriyasu, CEO of DeNA. “We look forward to sharing new ways to battle when the game releases.”
“For years, fans have created enduring memories engaging with their favorite Pokémon characters throughout the Pokémon video game series,” said Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokémon Company. “With DeNA’s development expertise, we’re excited to bring together past and present Trainers and their partner Pokémon in a unique gaming experience that will delight fans around the world.”
Pokémon Masters‘ 3v3 battles system will allow players to direct Trainers in battle to use moves and healing items to increase a Pokémon’s stats. In addition to standard moves, players can occasionally deploy sync moves—powerful attacks performed by specific sync pairs.
Pokémon Masters will launch as a free-to-start game with in-app purchases.
The developer released a new video that shares more details:
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