•  A man plays Pokemon Go while on the bus on August 10, 2016 in New York City.

A man plays Pokemon Go while on the bus on August 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Getty Images/Michael Loccisano)

A month ago, Niantic Labs announced a giant update to the augmented reality game Pokemon GO, which involves adding 80 new Pokemon on the franchise from the Johto compendium. Now, fans are expecting a nearing release for the game's Legendary pokemon after the developer's CEO confirmed the coming update this 2017.

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After eight months of settling on app stores, Pokemon GO has finally ended the anticipation of trainers craving for new Pokemon in the game as it launched its second generation league of Pocket Monsters with starter trio Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile.

However, the big update on the AR game also brought disappointment on some players after the developer missed out the Legendary Pokemon. In the past, the update for the Legendary Pokemon was not spotted on previous big updates and theme events. Fortunately, John Hanke, Niantic Lab's CEO surprised many players as he gave hope on the coming Legendary Pokemon release, which would be this 2017, Birmingham Mail reported.

According to Express.co.uk, Hanke had previously said that three major updates would hit Pokemon Go this year, as one of the said updates will likely be dedicated for the release of Legendaries.

Among the said Legendary Pokemon that will be expected by players once the update is installed are the three Legendary birds, Zapdos, Articuno, and Moltres with Mewtwo, which are included in the Generation I Pokedex. The Generation II Legendary Pokemon includes Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, and Ho-Oh.

Besides the news on the Legendary Pokemon release, Niantic is rumored to take Augmented Reality forward through the wearables. Reports suggest that the company is collaborating with companies that are manufacturing wearables, which should build new experience on trainers and engage more players to come back in the hunting game.

During the World Mobile Conference in Barcelona, Niantic CEO Hanke said: "The games that we're building are built for augmented reality. We're going to take advantage of the wearables that exist today while we wait and work with partners to bring to market A.R. glasses and other forms of advanced A.R. technology."

To be more specific, John Hanke revealed that Niantic was building on the successor of the Pokemon Go Plus-style wearable.