Loads of fun, massively addictive, and a great excuse to get out in the real world, meet people and make new friends while hunting for virtual little creatures. What could go wrong? Well, a number of things, actually, though no deal breaker for millions of mobile gamers in both countries that are officially supported and that need to wait a few more days, weeks tops.
The latter category still includes a host of potentially huge markets for Niantic and Nintendo, from Japan to Korea and China, but not Germany, the UK, Italy, Spain, and Portugal anymore.
That’s right, Poké-trainers, a third wave of European Pokémon Go launches is underway, covering the whole Iberian Peninsula (save for the tiny state of Andorra), plus the third most populous EU member.
Clearly, the location-based augmented reality title’s devs managed to rapidly iron out their server kinks from last week, no doubt gunning for a wide-scale, truly global rollout as soon as possible. In Italy, Spain and Portugal, as everywhere else, Android and iOS users are jointly welcomed to seek, capture and train the likes of Pikachu, after simply downloading (for free) Pokémon Go from their local Google Play and Apple App Stores.