My friends, we live in some very strange times. Apparently, the Catholic Church has decided to cash in on the Pokémon Go craze and has launched their own clone of it featuring collectible saints.
According to an article on Kotaku, the Vatican has commissioned a mobile game called Follow JC Go, a direct Pokémon Go knockoff that replaces all Pokémon with famous Catholic saints. The game was created for the 2019 World Youth Day event which will take place in Panama next year. While the event is still some time away, the game is already available for download on Google Play and the App Store, though right now it’s only available in Spanish.
Much like a game released by any AAA company, they’ve even released a video trailer showing some gameplay footage. Check it out below.
As you can see in the video, it looks a lot like Pokémon Go. The map screen is more or less the exact same.
One of the biggest difference seems to be that instead of battling the saints in a combative sort of way, you have to prove yourself worthy of them joining your cause in a more peaceful manner. When approaching a saint on the street, you’re hit with a series of trivia questions that upon successfully answering, you “defeat” them and are able to collect them.
While Pokémon Go clones aren’t anything new, one made by the Vatican? Now that’s something you don’t hear everyday. Honestly, I’m curious enough to try it out once the English version becomes available.
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