Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Gotta catch some shuteye: Pokemon unveils 'sleep game'

Pokemon Company said on Wednesday it would release a new smartphone game called "Pokemon Sleep" in 2020, turning sleep into entertainment.

The firm created the wildly popular Pokemon Go app, a game that let players walking the real world hunt virtual Pokemon, in 2016.

"Now we set our sights on sleeping," president Tsunekazu Ishihara told reporters.

"It's a game with which you look forward to waking up," he said.

"Turning sleeping... into entertainment is our next goal."

Ishihara offered little detail on the game, but Nintendo—which helped develop Pokemon Go—said during the press conference in Tokyo that they are rolling out a new device that can track players' sleep and send data to their smartphone.