As was the case with the original version launched for players in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, the United Kingdom gets Pokemon Go for Android and iOS, and anyone can download it right away from the two stores. You run around outdoors - the real outdoors - looking for creatures to capture; the monsters are superimposed over your phone's camera view to help you imagine catching them when you get near one.
The report also noted that Pokemon Go is now closing in on Snapchat on Android and the Pokemon Go Android application could even pass Google Maps on Android. It claims that "people familiar with plans for the game said it would likely be available in other regions, including Europe, Japan, and other Asian nations within a few days".
With the recent release of Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs, the developer behind the game, plans to release updates on a bi-weekly schedule, like that they did with their previous title, Ingress.
Pokemon Go is the first official Pokemon game on the smartphone platform.
The game also allows players to set a lure module, meant to attract more Pokemon to a specific location for a short period of time.
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As THR explained, AR games raise legal concerns over trespassing, players stumbling across crime scenes, personal injuries and risks to minors. Download it for free in the UK App Store here.
We're sure this would involve some talks with HBO and the like, but given that Pokemon Go has already brought $11.8 billion to the market value of Nintendo, we're sure they could be convinced.
Re-open Pokemon Go app on your iOS or Android device and log in with your Google account as normal. "The amount of people has been astonishing", Tom Lattanzio, the owner of L'Inizio Pizza Bar in Long Island City, Queens, told The New York Post yesterday.