Pokémon GO adding team-up battles to finally deliver on one of its earliest promises

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Almost two years after getting our hopes up, Raid Battles are set to become part of the hit mobile game.

Pokémon GO’s launch last summer was more wildly successful than anyone could have imagined, turning what initially looked like a for-fans-only smartphone side project into a global entertainment phenomenon. Still, if you think back to the game’s original announcement video, you might recall that being able to find and catch Pokémon in real-world locations aren’t the only things we were promised.

The finale of the video is a dramatic sequence in which a huge group of Pokémon GO players gather in New York’s Times Square to pool their powers and battle the imposing Mewtwo, eventually defeating the rare Pocket Monster and even capturing it. As awesomely fun as the video makes such a collaborative effort look, team-up battles have been conspicuously absent from Pokémon GO’s gameplay, but that’s about to change.

Developer Niantic has announced that an upcoming update will add “Raid Battles” to Pokémon GO, in which powerful Raid Boss