Pokemon Go Launches in 15 New Countries
Now trainers across Asia and Oceania can try and catch 'em all in Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go is now available in 15 more countries, developer Niantic has announced. According to an update on the game's Facebook page, Trainers "across Asia and Oceania can now officially download Pokemon Go from the Play Store or App Store."
The game is now available in the following countries and regions:
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
One place where you're probably not going to be playing Pokemon Go is in Iran, which has become the first country to ban the game. Iran’s High Council of Virtual Spaces, which is a governmental online filtering and monitoring agency, has restricted the use of the app due to unspecified "security concerns."
This comes as little surprise, given the disturbances Pokemon Go has caused since it was launched. Thus far, players have walked onto military bases, entered Holocaust Museums in search of Pokemon, raising concerns of disrespect, and even overrun local communities.
That's just a small selection of odd Pokemon Go related things to happen. Check out our roundup of all the crazy and unusual news about Pokemon Go here.
In GameSpot's Pokemon Go review the mobile title was awarded a 7/10.
"If Pokemon Go’s initial public reception is anything to go by, its ability to draw players from multiple generations and varied gaming backgrounds together is a game worthy of attention," said reviewer Miguel Concepcion.
"When it works, Pokemon Go feels like a natural evolution for the series, very much a product of the times without making the mainline series obsolete. Its bugs and high battery consumption do not outweigh the old-but-new thrill of capturing Pikachu at a local park or vanquishing a Snorlax while conquering a gym."
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