'Pokemon Z' release date: Game to launch with 'Pokemon GO' later this year?

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"Pokemon Z" is believed to be in the works. While no details about the project have emerged, there is a speculation that the much-awaited title will be released in conjunction with the new "Pokemon GO."

For the uninitiated, "Pokemon GO" -- which was announced last month -- is an augmented reality game that will allow gamers to track, fight, capture and train Pokemon creatures in the real world. This means that they can find a Pokemon in parks or malls or even by their house. The game will come with a supplementary tool to make this work.

Rumor has it that "Pokemon GO" won't hit stores until the latter half of 2016. If the release date of "Pokemon Z" is to be based on this, there is still a long way to go before the titles become available.

"Pokemon Z" was rumored to be launched in the first half of this year. Some also speculated that it will be created by Game Freak, which developed other "Pokemon" titles, including "Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire" and "Pokemon X and Y."

However, with no details from The Pokemon Company International and Game Freak, it is believed that "Pokemon Z" will not be released within the first six months of 2016 after all. This makes a release for later this year more likely.

At the moment, there are no details about "Pokemon Z." The latest news about the game comes from CoroCoro magazine, which featured the various forms of Zygarde. The said Pokemon is Legendary and is a dual-type Dragon and Ground creature. Fans saw it first in "Pokemon X and Y" but it is believed to be the title creature in "Pokemon Z."

Zygarde will be a force to be reckoned with and will come in five diverse forms, according to CoroCoro. As for its appearance, it is said that its features are a combination of Xernaes and Yveltal from "Pokemon X and Y."