Wanna catch 'em all? You're gonna need to do a lot of walking.
Nintendo's enormously successful Pokémon franchise is coming to mobile devices in a free-to-play, augmented reality game due in 2016.
Nintendo's long-awaited entry into the mobile gaming market is coming in a somewhat roundabout way, as the publisher, The Pokémon Co. and game developer Niantic have announced "Pokémon Go," a new franchise that will let players catch, train and battle the virtual creatures in real-world environments.
The announcement comes as Nintendo prepares to announce its own mobile game later this year. (While Nintendo and The Pokémon Co. are affiliated, Nintendo owns just 33 percent of the firm.) And while "Pokémon Go," technically, may not count as the start of that movement into mobile, it's still a game that has Nintendo's fingerprints all over it.