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‘Pokemon GO’ invasion

  • Dylan Amirio

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 12 2016   /  10:13 am

Adventure begins: A player tries the Pokemon GO game app on his mobile phone.Walk, track, find, catch, repeat.Free-to-play augmented reality app Pokemon GO  may literally be the most popular mobile game in the world at the moment, thanks to hype created by numerous social media posts by bloggers and news outlets.

Players are expected to find and catch more than a hundred species of monster characters called Pokemon as they explore their surroundings. To replace Pokemon’s fantasy settings, the game features real-world locations in Japan, New York, Paris and Sydney.

Unfortunately, Pokemon GO is only officially available for purchase through iOS and Android app stores in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Nintendo recently announced that it would pause more international roll outs to handle the current server traffic, delaying official release dates in other mar...