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More Pokemon Go beta gameplay appears on YouTube [Video]


We told you last month when the first gameplay from Niantic Labs and The Pokemon Company’s upcoming mobile game surfaced, and now even more footage has popped up on YouTube showing the first full 9 minutes of the experience…

Announced several months ago now and set to be released sometime before the end of this year, Pokemon Go is Alphabet-owned Niantic Labs’ next mobile game. Set to be available on both iOS and Android devices for free, the point of the game is to collect, train and battle Pokémon characters using your phone’s GPS location.

During gameplay, Pokémon GO players will be encouraged to join one of three teams and engage in Gym battles with other teams. Once they have joined a team, players will have the ability to assign their Pokémon to empty Gyms. Like PokéStops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world, and because only one Pokémon per player can be placed at a given Gym, team members will need to work together to build a strong defense. A Gym claimed by one team can be challenged by the other two teams.

As mentioned, the first video of the game surfaced at SXSW in Austin just last month, and now as the beta expands to more and more players, of course early footage is leaking again. Hilariously, likely in an attempt to keep from being banned from the game, the uploader says “this video is only for people who have already been accepted into the Pokemon Go Beta community and is not to be watched by others.”

Depending on how much integrity you have, check out the below video:

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