Back at E3 2016, Nintendo and Niantic finally gave fans a release frame for the upcoming augmented reality game, Pokemon GO. ?After a few months in field testing, Niantic confirmed that the game will launch this month. However, some fans may get the game sooner than later as the Pokemon GO APK is already circulating around the net.
Like in the field tests, the title is gradually being made available worldwide. The game is currently available in Australia and New Zealand, Japan, and in the US in select areas, but the APK itself is now available online through an anonymous source.
Downloading this APK would get one a copy of the game on Android devices regardless of what region he?s in. However, it?s worth noting that downloading this APK may be a breach on Niantic?s terms so take caution installing it. If you do decide on getting it before the official launch, it?s as easy as installing the APK and then running the game.
Since the game is gradually being launched worldwide, it?s possible that the official launch of the game in other regions may come soon, so it might be better to just wait for Niantic?s go signal. Niantic?s mobile title is already up on the PlayStore, but if you?re not from Australia or New Zealand, there?s no other way in running the game aside from getting the leaked APK.
The game description of Pokemon GO on the Play Store states that:
?During gameplay, Pok?mon GO players will be encouraged to join one of three teams and engage in Gym battles with other teams. Once they have joined a team, players will have the ability to assign their Pok?mon to empty Gyms. Like Pok?Stops, Gyms can be found at real locations in the world, and because only one Pok?mon per player can be placed at a given Gym, team members will need to work together to build a strong defense. A Gym claimed by one team can be challenged by the other two teams.?
This augmented reality game is looking to take the world by storm. Again, take caution in downloading the Pokemon GO APK. Only download it if you aren?t patient enough for the official launch.
There’s bad new for fans as the game’s servers are currently down in all countries today. On the bright side, the PR team reportedly said that the game will be officially available in US today, while it will be available by the end of this week in Europe.