- Pokemon can now be played on your iPhones and Android devices
- The mobile game is free for download
- Currently, Nintendo has just released the game in New Zealand and Australia
How many hours of your childhood have you spent playing Pokemon on your Gameboy? If your answer is “countless”, then you’re in it for a surprise.
Gameboy developer Nintendo has taken everyone’s favorite role-playing video game right in your smartphones and this version is much more in touch with reality.
The Verge said in an article that Nintendo and Niantic Labs has launched Pokemon Go, the augmented reality mobile game of the famous cartoon that has also been a classic video game.
“The game uses your smartphone’s camera and sensors, as well as location-based algorithms, to place pokémon in the real world,” The Verge explained in its story.
“That way, as you travel around to landmarks and notable locations in your city, you can catch the creatures and then train and battle them at gyms,” it added.
The app is free for everyone to enjoy but also be wary of some add-ons that may cost from $0.99 to $99.99.
Currently, the game is only available in Australia and New Zealand. Countries with big following of the game like the United States and Japan will still have to wait for the releases in their respective regions.
Tokyo-based Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki tweeted: “For U.S. and Japanese customers, Pokémon Co. says ‘please wait for a while’ for formal launch of its AR game Pokémon GO.”
Filipino fans of the game have also been eagerly waiting for its launch in the country.
“Hey when will pokemon go launch in Philippines me and my friends are waiting now you now #PokemonGO,” tweeted one fan.
But there are some who have been able to install the game in their devices.
Yugatech, a popular site in the Philippines that writes tech-related articles, has also posted a procedure on how Filipinos can avail of the game before its official release here.