Pokemon Go Plus Companion Device Delayed for September Launch

on July 27, 2016 7:56 AM

Within just a few weeks, the mobile sensation Pokemon Go has quickly become a phenomenon and grown radically, while one of the game’s most anticipated accessories, the Pokemon Go Plus, has been delayed to the fall for its debut.

Nintendo of America announced through Twitter that the Pokemon Go Plus accessory has been delayed to September, pushing the device’s launch back from its originally-intended release at the end of July.

No specific reasons were provided by Nintendo for the device’s delay, whether it’s due to manufacturing issues or timing with the game’s updates and fixes, as Pokemon Go proper has had numerous technical issues since its launch.

The Pokemon Go Plus accessory is a companion device to the iOS/Android game, which vibrates/blinks to let players know when they are near PokeStops, Gyms, or within range to catch a Pokemon without having to constantly be looking at their phone.

Pokemon Go is available now for iOS and Android.

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