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Watch 45 minutes of Pokémon Go gameplay from E3

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Catch it all

Nintendo spent 45 minutes demoing Pokémon Go on a livestream from E3 yesterday, and in case you missed it, you check out the whole thing above.

Pokémon Go allows players to catch, train and battle pocket monsters, just like in other Pokémon games — except because Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game, the action takes place on your mobile device's screen against the backdrop of the real world. Trading, another feature that's essential to the Pokémon series, won't be available until sometime after the game launches.

As for connections between Pokémon Go and the wider Pokémon universe, Nintendo said that the upcoming Nintendo 3DS titles Pokémon Sun and Moon will eventually offer some kind of connectivity with Pokémon Go.

While Pokémon Go will be free-to-play, Niantic will offer an optional wearable accessory, Pokémon Go Plus, for $34.99. Pokémon Go Plus connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to keep playing even without actively using your phone.

Pokémon Go launches in July on Android and iOS; Pokémon Go Plus will be available later that month.

Correction: Pokémon Go will be available in July, but Niantic and The Pokémon Company have not yet confirmed a specific date. We've edited the article to reflect this.