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Pokémon Go will launch Europe and Asia "within a few days"

Pokémon Go is a mobile smash hit, but many would-be fans (like me)have been disappointed by the game's slow international release. The app launched in the US, Australia, and New Zealand last week, but its popularity took game-makers Niantic by surprise, and the company "paused" the title's rollout while its servers recovered. 

The wait should be over soon, though, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Pokémon Go will launch Europe and Asia "within a few days." There's no official comment on this timeframe, with the WSJ citing "people familiar with plans for the game."



Users in countries like the UK have been able to play Pokémon Go already, but only by skirting official channels. Android users can sideload the app directly onto their devices, while iPhone owners have been able to get their hands on the game by creating a new Apple ID that uses a US, Australian, or New Zealand region. 



Here’s how:
  •     Log out of the App Store on your iPhone by tapping on Apple ID and Sign Out
  •     Change your region to the US in Settings > General > Language & Region > Region
  •     Go to the US Pokémon Go App Store listing and tap on Change Store
  •     Install the app as normal
  •     When prompted create a new US iTunes account and select None for billing information
  •     Verify your email address
  •     Go back to the US Pokémon listing and install the app using your US iTunes account

Once Pokémon Go has been installed you can log back out of the App Store in the same way you did at the start, change back your region and sign back in using your normal iTunes account.


Fans' keenness to play is having a damaging effect though, with various malware-infected clones of the app popping up on the web and infecting users' smartphones. 

Proofpoint researchers discovered an infected Android version of the newly released mobile game Pokemon GO . This specific APK was modified to include the malicious remote access tool (RAT) called DroidJack (also known as SandroRAT), which would virtually give an attacker full control over a victim’s phone.



Other Android Root user can use Fake GPS to fake their GPS Location.

Niantic Retweeted Warned Trainer :

 


Meanwhile, Pokemon GO Plans To Feature Multiplayer In The Game The ability to trade your hard-collected Pokémon with friends and strangers

 The multiplayer aspect is still something we’re exploring, we’re still trying to figure out what's the best way to do that", Bhargava admitted. "So far we’ve learned that multiplayer battles are a lot of fun. When two people from different teams show up at a rival gym, if they collaborate and both have their Pokémon deployed to battle at the same time, they can take down a stronger gym faster.
Nintendo itself is doing just fine from all the hype, with the company's stock price surging 25 percent in the last couple of days. Let's hope that enthusiasm will translate into better support for the game.

Update release  Germany and UK

 


Source: Wall Street Journal



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