Facebook Gaming is declaring that it is finally releasing two new games, Pokémon Tower Battle along with Pokémon Medallion Battle, on its Instant Games platform. This on another hand also marks the first time The Pokémon Company has created games for Facebook Gaming, as well as both, were built on the Instant Games platform.
Pokémon Tower Battle is accessible all around the world and pits two players against one another. In addition to that, you can take it in turns to drop pokémon out of the sky like Tetris blocks, trying to build a steady tower. If you knock the tower over or your pokémon tumbles off the platform, you lose.
Pokémon Medallion Battle, on the other hand, by comparison, sounds like it has a little more depth, but at the same time, it is only available to play in the Philippines right now.
It is basically a digital card battle game that lets you collect pokémon in the form of medallions. If you want you can also level them up, win gym badges, as well as try to fill out your Pokédex, with new pokémon being released each month, as per to Variety. At the same time, the game uses the usual element-based combat system, as well as even offers some social features.
In the meantime, Pokémon Tower Battle launches today al around the world and is accessible in the Facebook Gaming tab as well as a bookmark on Facebook. Pokémon Medallion Battle is now accessible in the Asia-Pacific region.
The CEO of The Pokémon Company, Tsunekazu Ishihara, said in a statement in a press release that launching these games through Facebook is going to let people all over the world to experience Pokémon in digital form, as well as that means it is also going to enable new additional audiences to enjoy Pokémon games online.
He welcomed the launch of the new titles and said, “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.”
Instant Games have now grown steadily over the past many years, and there are more than 40 billion instant game sessions that have been played across Facebook, Messenger, and other additional surfaces.
The previous week, Facebook also confirmed that the acquisition of PlayGiga, a cloud gaming company in Spain. And every month more than 700 million people play games, watch gaming videos, or else engage in gaming groups on Facebook.
Facebook, in late July, announced the migration of Instant Games from Messenger to Facebook along with the Facebook Gaming tab.
Pokémon Tower Battle, on the other hand, was developed by Bombay Play, and Pokémon Medallion Battle was developed by GCTurbo.
In Pokémon Tower Battle, players got to compete by stacking Pokémon against one another in order to create the tallest Pokémon towers. As players discover, catch as well as level-up rare Pokémon, in addition to that they can also compete in real-time against friends or across a worldwide leaderboard. It may also seem like a simple physics-based puzzler at first but at the same time, the strategic choices in where and how players stack Pokémon are going to take skill.
And Pokémon Medallion Battle is basically a digital card battle strategy game where the trainers collect, battle as well as evolve Pokémon in medallion form and embark on a journey with their buddies in order to win the gym badges along with completing their Pokédex. Players, on the other hand, can also discover new Pokémon that are introduced every month in order to create even better decks. The Medallion game is not accessible in Oceania and Vietnam.