Official trailer for Verizon’s DROID combat AR game released


Yesterday we saw the reactivation of the @DroidLanding Twitter account with posts indicating a new scavenger hunt utilizing an augmented reality app was on the way to Verizon. Postings have continued today with a couple tweets of photos of some of the mechanized “wARriors” that will be available in the game. The account also released a link to a YouTube video trailer for the DROID Combat/D:COM app. The video shows some game play and screens for selecting your Droid warrior.

More importantly, a couple quick scenes interspersed in the video show the new game being played on a Motorola smartphone. As people on the Internet try to figure out just what Verizon is up to, could this be a clue? In the past Verizon has used an AR app from MunkyFun to give away a new device, the DROID Bionic being the most recent example. Is it possible Verizon is preparing to bring a new Motorola device to their portfolio?

The end of the video indicates 90 days until world domination occurs. If the new app is in support of a new device, that would put the release date in the latter half of September. @DroidLanding indicates the new app will be released on June 20th. Hopefully we will get some more information then about why we should care that Verizon is releasing an augmented reality game. Until then, check out the video below.

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.