Some surprising news before we hit the holidays this week, as Facebook Gaming and The Pokémon Company have launched two new Pokémon games. The two games in question are Pokémon Tower Battle and Pokémon Medallion Battle, both of which launched today for anyone to play. This is kind of cool and a bit of a big deal as both games kinda came out of nowhere. Each one was developed by Bombay Play and GCTurbo, respectfully. You can read about both below as well as a quote from the announcement made today. We also have a trailer for Tower Battle showing off some of the gameplay.
Pokémon Tower Battle, available now worldwide, is a unique take on the Pokémon franchise: players compete by stacking Pokémon against one another to create the tallest Pokémon towers. As players discover, catch and level-up rare Pokémon, they can compete in real-time against friends or across a global leaderboard. It might seem like a simple physics-based puzzler at first, but the strategic choices in where and how players stack Pokémon will determine the true Tower Battle masters.
Pokémon Medallion Battle, now available to players in the Asia-Pacific region, is a digital card battle strategy game. In the game, trainers collect, battle and evolve Pokémon in medallion form and embark on a journey with their companions to win gym badges and complete their Pokédex. Players can also discover new Pokémon–introduced every month–to create even better decks.
"We are excited to launch two new entries in the Pokémon franchise on Facebook Gaming," said Tsunekazu Ishihara, CEO, The Pokémon Company. "Launching these games through Facebook will allow people all over the world to experience Pokémon in digital form, and we are especially thrilled to collaborate with Facebook Gaming in enabling new audiences to enjoy Pokémon games online."