Niantic Releases Pokemon Go In Latin America In Time Of Olympic Games In Rio

Posted: Aug 4 2016, 2:47am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 4 2016, 3:18am CDT, in News | Technology News

Niantic Releases Pokemon Go in Latin America in Time of Olympic Games in Rio
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The wait for Pokemon Go fans in Brazil and other South American countries will soon be over according to John Hanke and Niantic.

In a surprising move, Niantic's CEO John Hanke just tweeted on his personal account that Pokemon Go comes to Latin America very soon. Not only did he use his personal Twitter account, but also posted the message in Spanish.

"Hola América Latina! Alístense! Muy pronto podrán encontrar los Pokemón en sus países!! #PokemonGO"

Niantic tries everything to be nice to the millions of Pokemon fans in Brazil and other South American countries that are waiting now close to a month to get Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game was first released on July 6 in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

In a Facebook Post, Niantic goes into more details about the Pokemon Go launch in Latin America.

According to the post, Niantic will launch Pokemon Go in Central and South America in time of the Olympic Games in Rio. "Central and South America - Break out the sneakers and Poké Balls, and get ready to explore the world around you. We are excited to officially be putting Pokémon GO in the hands of our Latin American fans, visitors, and the Olympic athletes in Rio!"

Update: Pokemon already appeared in Rio. Pokemon Go has already launched in Brazil according to Tweets of trainers in Rio including American host Ryan Seacrest. He found an Eevee at dinner.

There is not more information about when exactly Pokemon Go will be released in Latin America and which countries will get it first. As the Olympics kick off in Rio tomorrow, the launch could still happen this week. Niantic loves to launch Friday's in new countries, and have their Admins work the weekends to keep the servers running - what a work culture!

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