New Pokemon GO Fest events announced in Chicago and Dortmund

Despite Last Year's Disastrous Showing'Pokemon Go Fest Returns to Chicago

The original event's attendees were given $100 in Pokécoins and a free Lugia for attending, but that wasn't enough for some players who had traveled to the event: Those players were eventually awarded $1.5 million in a class action lawsuit against the company, as Forbes reported. A second major event dubbed Pokemon GO Fest 2018 will return to Chicago, the city where a similar event went terribly wrong. While details are still pretty thin for the event, if last years event is anything to go by, ticket prices should be around the $20 mark; the tickets are set to go on sale 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET on May 11. Today Niantic announced two brand new, real-life events for the popular mobile game, and one of them is the return of the Chicago-based event.

The new festival will be a two-day event at Chicago's Lincoln Park.

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Niantic says each event will "include unique ways for players around the world to create adventures of their own and complete challenges together".

In addition, the next few Community Day dates have been revealed. The first, in Westfalenpark in Dortmund, will be a special Safari Zone event. Safari Zone Dortmund is set to take place June 30 and July 1. Of course, considering the issues that occurred during the inaugural event, there's a high possibility that attendance will be lower this time around, as many will surely be skeptical of Pokemon GO Fest 2018 succeeding. Notably, Pokemon Go was not invited to attend this year's annual Pikachu Outbreak Festival in Yokohama, so this event appears to be a replacement of sorts.

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