Pokemon Go Overhaul Announced, Includes Map Update And New Visuals

Despite the game’s launch feeling like yesterday, Pokemon Go is approaching its eighth anniversary this July. In anticipation of the milestone, Niantic has announced the “Rediscover Go” campaign, which is a major overhaul of the game as we know it today.

The official Pokemon Go website gives a few details on what the Rediscover Go update will entail, including changes to the map, customization options, and the Snapshot function. A brief trailer also highlights changes with scenes at a beach, in a forest, and more.

The website promises a “fresh new look with updates to the in-game map, encounter screens, battle screens, and more–all tailored to your location” as part of this new update. More information will be spread out over the next three weeks, with the next update due April 17.

The Snapshot feature will also allow you to take pictures of up to three Pokemon at a time, while the avatar customization menu and the Style Shop will provide “more options than ever before.” Two other tabs–“Rediscover Kanto” and “Rediscover Your Reality”–are also included, though no other information has been revealed for them.

The schedule of reveals for Rediscover Go is as follows:

  • Rediscover Yourself – April 17
  • Rediscover Your World – April 22
  • Rediscover Kanto – April 22
  • Rediscover Your Reality – May 7

Pokemon Go is available now for iOS and Android devices.

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