UPDATED (July 7, 2016):
Pokemon GO was launched today in the United States. Nintendo says “The mobile game is also coming soon to Canada, Europe, and South America.”
For those residing in North America, the augmented-reality game is not yet playable but will eventually roll out soon this July according to Polygon. Pokemon GO is currently offered for Android and iOS devices. However, some users who tried to download the free-to-play mobile app from Google Play Store noted that the Pokemon Game is not compatible with their Android devices, particularly the still-in-beta Android 7.0 also known as Nougat.
Pokemon GO was developed by Niantic Labs, with The Pokemon Company and Nintendo as partners. The Pokemon game was scheduled for release this month as well as its hardware accessory, Pokemon GO Plus.
Mashable wrote that the download links for the game emerged Wednesday morning in Australia. A Nintendo Australia representative confirmed through email that the game is indeed available not only in Australia, but New Zealand as well. Though Pokemon GO is already live on iTunes and Google Play Stores, the links will only work in these countries at the moment.
Mashable’s Australia counterpart reported that the players need to get out of their house or their office to explore the real world in order for them to find Pokemon and accessories. Their smartphones’ GPS system will keep track of the presence of nearby Pokemon that they can capture. To get into PokeStops to score some items, players must walk around the city as these real world locations are mostly local landmarks.
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Image Credit: Mashable Australia