Adult Swim’s new ‘Rick and Morty’ game is inspired by Pokémon

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Nightly, Cartoon Network transforms into a programming block that targets adults. The programs from 8:00PM ET into the wee hours of the morning are more mature and dark than anything else Cartoon Network airs. Among those programs is Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty, a series that launched in 2013 as a parody of the Back to the Future films. Adult Swim has aired twenty-one episodes and already renewed it for a third season to premiere in 2016, but the network needs something to hold viewers over since new episodes are going to come near the end of the year.

Pocket Mortys is a new mobile game that resembles one of the world’s most popular franchises: Pokémon.

The game pits Morty against Morty, although there are more than seventy variants of the titular character. Each one is controlled by a different Rick and you have to defeat them in order to collect another Morty. Sounds like Pokémon, right? Instead of so many unique Pokémon up for grabs, you’re collecting Mortys.

These are the features Adult Swim highlights:

  • Discover dozens and dozens of bizarre Mortys across the multiverse of Rick and Morty
  • Train and combine your Mortys to level them up and watch them grow
  • Battle rival Ricks from across the multiverse
  • Encounter your favority characters like Bird Person, Mr. Meeseeks and more
  • Craft items and engage in tedious side qeusts
  • Win prizes at the space arcade Blips and Chitz
  • Game Progress is Auto-Saved

Pocket Mortys is completely free, but you can utilize in-app purchases to quicken progress.

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