There are few games more hotly anticipated than Niantic Labs' Pokémon GO, and now the first non-beta players are getting their hands on it. The Play Store listing is now live for everyone, but only those in select countries will be able to install it right now. Well, unless you head over to APK Mirror where we have the game available for download too.
Pokémon GO is essentially Ingress with Pokémon. I'm sure this will appeal to many people, but don't expect it to be like a real life version of the classic games. I had a chance to play the beta a bit, and the mechanics seemed fairly simple. There weren't a lot of opportunities to battle, and the options available in those instances are very basic. That was the beta, so perhaps it's different now. The early reviews on the Play Store are good, though.
So far, it looks like the game is available to everyone in Australia and New Zealand. It might be live in Japan as well—that was another test market. No sign of official availability in the US yet. Pokémon GO still shows as incompatible for everyone not included in the beta test here. If you just can't wait, the app is available on APK Mirror. Note, the app won't work on Android N yet, and there are some in-app purchases. Those were not in the beta, so I don't know how aggressive they are.
Pokémon GO is live in the Play Store in the US. Niantic says Australia, New Zealand, and the US are the official markets right now. The listing is visible worldwide, but you can only install it in select places (officially). Canada, Europe, and South America will be added soon, but it sounds like some people in these regions are already able to install the app.