Pokémon GO is on its way, and we have the first details on where it will release. We also know that developer Niantic will be attending a conference, where they will release more info on the upcoming smartphone game. Let’s dive right in then, shall we?

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According to an interview with CEO of The Pokémon Company Tsunezaku Ishihara, the smartphone game where you catch Pokémon in the real world will be launching first in North America, Japan and Europe. Following this initial launch, the game will be made available in the Middle-East, Asia, Africa and South America. Australia and New Zealand are not mentioned as territories where the game will be launched: sorry, Ozzies.

Meanwhile, CEO of Niantic, John Hanke will be attending the Game Developers Conference and will be talking extensively on Pokémon GO while there, so we expect a lot of information streaming out of there when the talk goes live on Monday, March 14. The description for the talk reads “Attendees will get a first-hand, in-depth look at how players are interacting and exploring the world with one another through Pokemon GO, the collaborative approach to design and development for the game and the next evolution of augmented reality and real-world mobile gameplay experiences.”

This makes us strongly suspect that the game is already undergoing testing to some level, perhaps even beta testing, which would indicate that the game is scheduled to come out very soon indeed. If the game doesn’t come out before E3 2016, of course, we can expect more info on the game at E3, which will be from June 14-16.