Pokemon GO will also feature a celebratory in-game event where shiny green Cubone and blue Ponyta will be available for capture.
Once upon a time, before Pokémon Go took over the world, there was a mobile game known as Ingress which revolved around using the Global Positioning System within players' phones to discover in-game elements within real-life locations.
A lot of effort has been made to make the game more accessible for new players, and returning players will now be able to "prestige" the game at level 16 and start over. The technology pioneered by Niantic in Ingress was then used as the foundation for Pokemon Go.
Several quality-of-life improvements have been added to Ingress Prime, such as quick-swipe menus, inventory management, the ability to link a Facebook account as well as new security features. AR also makes it into the game, as you can witness the map laid out on a real world surface.
As with the original, the Ingress Prime storyline will evolve and change based on how Ingress Agents interact with one another and the outcome of Ingress real world "Anomaly" events. It is a game wherein you are tasked with choosing one of two sides in a conflict which involves the worldwide players.
We're here to introduce you to Ingress Prime - a game that'll take you to interesting places in the world around you.
For now though, Ingress Prime is here and Niantic has big hopes it will attract some of the more hardcore Pokmon Go crowd into taking a look.
Ingress Prime, the enormous update that serves as an update for Ingress, is out right now on Android. There is also a live-action series, The Dunraven Project (replaces the Ingress Report) that will expand the narrative. Ingress has always had the image of being a geeky game very few could comprehend, with a mobile app that speaks to that nature.