Unfortunately for fans awaiting news of what sounds like an amazing app, the Pokémon GO presentation at the Game Developers Conference this month has been canceled. That’s according to the event’s page, which states the half an hour event will no longer happen and no explanation was given as to why.

The talk, Catch ‘Em All: ‘Pokemon GO’ and Real World Gaming, was going to be held by John Hanke, founder and CEO of developer Niantic. He was going to talk about how Niantic “developed a unique vision for delivering a mobile Pokemon experience that gets would-be trainers into the outdoors.”

There has been word From John Hanke, Niantic, or the GDC why the talk was cancelled but Gamer Assault Weekly will be here to inform you once that information is announced.

However for all those unfamiliar with the announcement of Pokémon GO, the mobile app will let players catch, train, and battle monsters in the real world.  Niantic has yet to provide any specifics on how this will work. That is what everyone was hoping for on this panel. Users will be able to play the game with an optional device called Pokemon Go Plus. Much like a smartwatch, it can be worn on the wrist and used to execute in-game actions such as catching a Pokemon. The device will connect to smartphones using Bluetooth, and will flash its LED and vibrate to notify players about nearby Pokemon.

Pokémon GO is expected to be available on the App Store and Google Play in 2016 as a free download. The game will also have in-app purchases.

Stay Tuned here at Gamer Assault weekly for all you gaming needs.

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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.