2017’s inaugural Pokémon Go Fest is remembered much more for its failings than its successes. Niantic is dedicated to giving the fan occasion one other go this summer season, increasing the outside celebration to a full weekend this July.
Pokémon Go Fest 2018 is subtitled “A Walk in the Park in Chicago,” which speaks on to what Niantic can have gamers doing this summer season. On July 14 and 15, guests to Chicago’s Lincoln Park will comply with an almost 2-mile path to find uncommon Pokémon, try bodily guideposts and take part in “exclusive activities,” which Niantic stays imprecise about.
Niantic does sound extra assured that this yr’s occasion will likely be a greater expertise than final yr’s, when guests to Chicago’s Grant Park might hardly get on-line lengthy sufficient to connect with Pokémon Go. What adopted was mass refunds to all membersfree legendary Pokémon giveaways and a class-action lawsuitwhich remains to be pending.
“After getting off to a bumpy start in Chicago last year, we hosted a number of record-setting events in Japan, Korea, and cities across Europe with attendance that ranged from tens of thousands to more than two million,” stated Niantic CEO John Hanke. (Niantic will as soon as once more maintain two worldwide Safari Zone occasions, one in Japan and one in Germany, this summer season.)
A ticket to Pokémon Go Fest will price $20, simply because it did final yr. For those that simply occur to be in Chicago that weekend, they’ll have the ability to catch uncommon Pokémon all through town, regardless of not making it onto the occasion grounds.
Tickets go on sale May 11 at 9 a.m. PT. They’ll be out there by means of the Pokémon Go Fest web site.
Update: Although Pokémon Go Fest will run for 2 full days this yr, a Niantic consultant confirmed that attendees will solely have the ability to buy a ticket for a single day.
“Pokémon GO Fest 2018 is a single-day event,” wrote NianticIndigoa member of the corporate’s help crew. “You can’t attend both days. However, both days will offer the same experience. This is to allow more players to have a chance at participating in this event.”