Celebrating in retro fashion.
Pokemon Go is celebrating April Fool’s Day by switching to 8-bit graphics, which players can experience in the game starting today.
“Experience Pokemon Go like never before with cutting-edge 8-bit graphics!” an announcement post on the game’s official website humorously reads. “Registering approximately twice the definition of 4K, the chunky squares of each pixel provide realistic detail and unbelievable definition.”
Check out the slideshow below for a look at the 8-bit aesthetic:
Pokemon Go’s 8-bit style isn’t the only recent addition to Niantic Labs’ augmented reality mobile game. Earlier this week, the mythical Pokemon Mew was added to the game through a new quest system.
Head over to IGN’s Pokemon Go wiki guide for everything you need to know as you continue your quest to catch them all.
Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.