Someone has uploaded footage from the ongoing Pokemon Go beta test, providing the most comprehensive look at the game to date. The footage was posted on YouTube by GAME Previews. It shows off the game’s character creation page and menus, as well as some gameplay footage that certainly looks like a work in progress. We also see for the first time what it looks like to catch a Pokemon in the real world.
A free-to-play game supported by microtransactions, Pokemon Go is set to launch in full later this year. The Pokemon Go field test debuted in Japan and was recently expanded to Australia and New Zealand. The beta will come to other countries, potentially the United States and Europe, at a later
Pokemon Go builds off Niantic’s work on the similar, location-based real-world/video game hybrid Ingress. It’s part of what Niantic is calling its “Real World” gaming platform, which aims to motivate players to go outdoors and explore the real world.
A bracelet-like Pokemon Go Plus device that buzzes when Pokemon are nearby will also be released.