Pokémon GO Release Date Update: Beta Field Tests Begin in Japan

According to Japanese game news site 4gamer, field tests for Pokémon GO have begun in Japan, with invitations to the field test now being sent out to participants. Those of you who live in Japan and applied for the registration process should now be furiously checking your e-mails.

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This falls in line with the information we received earlier this month, in which we learned that Pokémon GO will see its first public field tests begin in late March. To participate, you would have had to register at the official site and own either an Android device of version 4.3 or higher or an iOS device iPhone 5 or higher. Interestingly, the entry form also stated that there is no guarantee the field test will run on those platforms.

While no release date has been announced for the title as of yet, the game is expected to release later this year. According to the CEO of The Pokémon Company, the game will be rolled out in two waves: the first being for North America, Japan and Europe and the second being for Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle-East. There is currently no word on whether or not the game will release in Australia, New Zealand and other areas.

Did you get into the field test? Let us know in the comments below.

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