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Facebook launches two exclusive Pokemon games

A pair of Pokemon video games is hopping solely to Fb.

The social community launched Pokemon Tower Battle and Pokemon Medallion Battle – the primary time the Pokemon Firm is bringing video games primarily based on the mini-monster franchise to the Fb Gaming platform.

Pokemon Tower Battle is out there worldwide whereas Pokemon Medallion Battle is initially accessible solely within the Asia Pacific area. The titles, accessible on the Fb Gaming tab and bookmark, had been constructed on Fb’s Prompt Video games in-app platform for informal video games.

In Pokemon Tower Battle, developed by Bombay Play, gamers compete by stacking Pokemon in opposition to each other to create the tallest towers. As gamers uncover, catch and level-up uncommon Pokemon, they will compete in real-time in opposition to buddies or throughout a world leaderboard.

Pokemon Medallion Battle, developed by GCTurbo, is a digital card battle/technique recreation. Within the recreation, trainers accumulate, battle and evolve Pokemon in medallion type after which attempt to win health club badges and full their Pokedex. Gamers also can uncover new Pokemon – launched each month – to repeatedly improve their decks.

“Launching these video games by Fb will permit folks everywhere in the world to expertise Pokemon in digital type, and we’re particularly thrilled to collaborate with Fb Gaming in enabling new audiences to get pleasure from Pokemon video games on-line,” Pokemon Firm CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara mentioned in a press release.

Medallion Battle is out there solely within the Asia-Pacific area as a result of it is in “soft-launch” mode, in keeping with a Fb rep, however the plan is to launch it to extra nations quickly. Tower Battle additionally began off in soft-launch in APAC, initially accessible in Philippines.

Fb has been steadily rising its incursion into the sport biz and final week confirmed the acquisition of PlayGiga, a cloud-gaming startup primarily based in Spain, which will probably be built-in into the Fb Gaming platform crew.

The corporate says greater than 700 million customers play video games, watch gaming movies, or have interaction in gaming teams on Fb.

So far, customers have engaged in additional than 40 billion Prompt Video games periods, in keeping with Fb. In style titles on Prompt Video games embrace Zynga’s Phrases With Buddies, Mattel163’s Uno, Lotum’s Quiz Planet, Softgames’ Cookie Crush and Jumpy Jumpy – Helix Ball.

In early 2019, the corporate launched the Fb Gaming tab, a hub for gamers to search out and play Prompt Video games, after launching Prompt Video games for gaming Teams and Fb Lite final 12 months. – Selection/Reuters

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