Pokémon GO is coming up on its one-year anniversary since the mobile game’s release back in July of 2016, during which it became a global phenomenon, and Niantic has hinted that some big surprises are in store for the title coming this summer.
During the 21st Annual Webby Awards, Pokémon GO was selected as best mobile game. When Niantic’s global product marketing lead Archit Bhargava stepped up to receive the award, he mentioned in his speech that this summer would “be legendary.”
This could be inferred as a hint that Legendary Pokémon will be soon added to the game. This would coincide nicely with the mobile title’s first anniversary, and would be a welcome addition that many players have been clamoring for since its release. What lends credibility to this possibility is the fact that, in an interview from earlier in the year, Niantic CEO John Hanke also noted that Legendary Pokémon would be a big part of the company’s plans for the game in 2017.
Pokémon GO is available for iOS and Android devices.