“It’s been a confusing launch for Pokémon GO today, as the game has been slowly rolling out worldwide in select region with no official timetable and few announcements from either Nintendo , The Pokémon Company or Niantic, the game’s mobile developer. But now, Pokémon GO is officially live in the US on the Apple iOS and Google Android stores.
Australia and New Zealand were the first areas that got the game, but it’s been almost all radio silence in terms of what regions were coming up next. Now that the US version has arrived, it’s still unclear when Pokémon GO will be coming to other areas that still don’t have it. One of the companies responsible for the release would have been wise to release some rough schedule, but most fans and press alike have simply been refreshing the app stores all day, with no concrete information to go on.
Pokémon GO has already had lengthy test runs, so it’s not as if this will be the first ever look at the game. Reception has been mixed so far, with some fans disappointed that the game is very far from the kind of full Pokémon experience they’ve come to expect on Nintendo handhelds, but others are just happy that Pokémon have made it to non-Nintendo mobile devices at last, and many enjoy the GPS/AR aspects of the game. But now that we’ve arrived at the full release, the potential of the game can be seen in its entirety.
For now, get out there and catch some Pokémon in your house, your block, your city, wherever.”
No word on a Canadian or European release date yet. However it is safe to say expect it soon.