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'Pokemon Go' field test signups are now live

Engadget Engadget 17/05/2016 Brittany Vincent
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Pokemon Go, the mobile app that allows users to travel the globe on their own Pokemon journey, is finally open for registration for United States users. Niantic Labs' field test is available to sign up for right now, with users being chosen to try out the upcoming game later on.

Like Niantic Labs' alternate reality app Ingress that takes place in the real world, players are encouraged to get out of the house and go outdoors to catch various Pokemon, engage in battle with other trainers and complete special challenges.

If chosen for the field test, which requires either an iOS or Android device, users will be required to keep their experiences with the game confidential, with progress removed before the full game actually makes its debut later this year. According to Niantic, game data will actually be completely removed multiple times during the test, so if you plan on participating and are chosen, it's prudent to bear this in mind.

The app was previously available for Japanese users to test out, and while there's currently no concrete release date for the full version of the game out there at the moment there's still plenty of footage to find online from testers if you're curious about how the app actually works. For now, you can sign up for the chance to be one of the early adopters with their own real-life Pokemon journey.


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