Pokémon Go, the hit new game from Niantic Labs, is finally making its way to Europe. The game has already been available in the U.S. and a small number of other countries for just over a week, and it has become insanely popular during that time.
Not every European country can get Pokémon Go just yet; the title is currently appearing in the App Store in Germany, according to The Verge — but it is expected to go live in other territories soon, providing there are no hiccups.
A recent report from The Wall Street Journal revealed that Pokémon Go is also scheduled to hit the U.K. and Japan this week. One of the reasons for the delayed launch is server issues due to overwhelming demand for the game.
On Tuesday, Pokémon Go for iOS was updated to address privacy concerns over Google accounts. Many players weren’t aware that signing in with their Google ID gave the game full access to their account — but this has since been resolved.
To take advantage of the early success of Pokémon Go, Nintendo has reduced the price of the original Pokémon games on Nintendo 3DS. Between July 14 and July 28 Pokémon Blue, Pokémon Red, and Pokémon Yellow will cost 30 percent less in the Nintendo eShop.
If Pokémon Go still isn’t available where you live, there is a way you can get your hands on the title early on iOS — just follow our tutorial. However, if you use Android, it’s recommended you wait for it to arrive in Google Play; many unofficial Pokémon Go APKs are now filled with malware.
Update: The game is now available in the UK App Store.
[via The Verge]