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Sega Launching ‘Camera RPG’ for Smartphones

Offering a Pokemon game to smartphone owners was always going to be a guaranteed hit, but I'm sure both Niantic and The Pokemon Company were surprised with just how successful Pokemon Go turned out to be. Now it looks as though Sega is trying to get in on the action with a new mobile game called Pashamon.

Very little is known about Pashamon beyond what the teaser website reveals. As Siliconera explains, Pashamon is described as a "new sensation camera RPG."

Sega Pashamon Camera RPG

The teaser site animation shows a smartphone camera being used to snap shots of everyday objects. Those objects are recognized by the game and turned into characters for use in the RPG that retain the traits of the real objects they are based on. How are those characters used? We don't know yet, but the reveal date on the site is listed as Nov. 17, so we don't have long to wait.

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Pokemon Go had players searching the real world for Pokemon to catch. It looks as though Pashamon will task the player with finding real world objects to convert into characters. That could result in some fascinating object hunts because your RPG party needs a character of a certain type, or maybe this even extends to items: real food photo = in-game food.

Sega certainly isn't new to the world of mobile gaming. There are a number of Sonic games already available for iOS, Android, and Amazon app stores. Total War, Crazy Taxi, WWE, and Virtua Tennis are also available as mobile games. Pashamon looks to be something brand new, though.

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