On Wednesday The Pokémon Company announced a new mobile game for Android and iPhone, “Pokémon GO,” which will see Pokémon battles brought to (almost) reality -- and it’s not that far off.

Developed by Google-founded company Niantic “Pokémon GO” allows players to search real-world locations to try and discover Pokémon, as well as trade and battle with other players.

Pokemon GO Plus The Pokémon GO Plus device with strap. Photo: Nintendo

Through a separate add-on Bluetooth device developed by Nintendo called the Pokémon GO Plus players can receive alerts about nearby Pokémon through flashes and vibrations, and can then catch them by pressing a button.

The free app will be available to download in 2016; hopefully The Pokémon Company will announce an official release date soon. The Tekken-like "Pokken Tournament" is also set to be released in spring on the Wii U.

In the meantime watch the epic trailer below and tell us in the comments if you’re excited to catch ‘em all in real life.