Much of the world has already played and got over Pokemon Go which became an instant hit after it was launched last year. However, developer Niantic wasn’t able to release it in all countries across the globe as it faced some tough regulations in a handful of countries. South Korea, for example, puts restrictions on Google Maps and that was believed to be the reason why Pokemon Go wasn’t launched in that country. That has now changed as Pokemon Go has finally been released in South Korea.
Google Maps is integral to the entire Pokemon Go experience so if a country places restrictions on that service, Niantic faces a tough challenge in getting its game approved for that country.
That’s precisely why it’s missing out on the huge Chinese market. Pokemon Go continues to be banned in China due to security concerns and it seems highly unlikely that the People’s Republic will look down favorably on Pokemon Go at any point in the near future.
Niantic confirmed earlier today via Twitter that Pokemon Go is now officially available for download in South Korea, officially, so fans who have been waiting for it to arrive can now “Get up and GO!.”
The Pokemon Go app has now been updated for both iOS and Android. The latest version brings support for the Korean language.
We’re excited to announce that Pokémon GO is now officially available for download in South Korea. Get up and GO! https://t.co/68SQ9WaWy0
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) January 24, 2017