Nintendo and Niantic Lab’s AR mobile title Pokémon Go launched for specific markets on iOS and Android devices. Apparently the app is out for some in the U.S, Australia, and New Zealand for both operating systems.
Pokémon Go is a game that allows players to use their smartphone’s sensors, camera, and GPS to discover pokémon in the real world thanks to augmented reality. Following last fall’s announcement that Nintendo would be developing the game for mobile in the wake that Nintendo is entertaining mobile there was hype for the game. Not only that, but there have been a few monster dueling games that popped up on iOS and Android using the same concept of AR.
While Nintendo and the Pokémon Company are household names in gaming and entertainment in general, Niantic isn’t as well known despite working on a few—a handful—of well received games on mobile marketplaces with one being in the realm of augmented reality so this isn’t Niantic’s first rodeo.
For those who haven’t gotten the game, expect it out anytime this month. The app itself will be free with the expected microtransactions. If you want the full Pokémon Go experience without having to unlock your smartphone, the wearable—pictured above—will be $35.