Developers of the ridiculously popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft announced that the next game expansion will include a new battle system that essentially turns a player’s companion pets into Pokémon.
The announcement, made yesterday at the annual Blizzcon event, was one of many thatBlizzard Entertainment made about World of Warcraft’s fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Companion pets are somewhat of an accessory. They follow a player’s character around when summoned but can’t be controlled independently.
However, the new battle system will allow players to enter into companion pet battles with pet trainers, other players and even wild pets. It sounds very similar to Nintendo’s Pokémon. If you replace the word “pet” with “Pokémon” in the description Blizzard gives below for pet battling, it sounds like the same game.