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Following March’s field test of Pokemon Go in Japan, Niantic is heading down under to field test their forthcoming game in our part of the planet.
A brief update on the company’s blog states that The Pokemon Company and Niantic are inviting users to field test the game in Australia and New Zealand and directs users to sign up at Niantic’s Pokemon Go site.
It’s not known when the field test will commence, but last month’s timing saw an announcement at the start of the month followed by the field test running later in the month. Hopefully that’ll happen here too – and of course we’re all looking forward to seeing which Pokemon is hiding under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Pokemon Go’s Japanese field test last month lead to a number of revelations about the game’s play style and elements. Niantic also showed off a look at the game soon after.
Niantic is the formerly-Google-owned company behind the Alternate Reality game Ingress, which will also be returning to Australia on June 25 for an Aegis Nova XM Anomaly event in Sydney. The company split from Google last year (but they’re still friends) and has received funding from a number of sources, including Nintendo.
Will you sign up for the Pokemon Go AU/NZ field test? Tell us in the comments!