Pokémon GO fad finally reaches South Korea

Pokémon GO is back

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Pokémon GO fad finally reaches South Korea The game launched in July 2016, and was released in 31 countries in Africa in October and then in the Middle East in November. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  January 24, 2017

Six months after the craze of Pokémon GO hit the US and Europe, the game has now landed in South Korea.

Using Twitter as its platform, the app developer Niantic Labs said: "We're excited to announce that Pokémon GO is now officially available for download in South Korea. Get up and GO!"

According to reports, the game had been delayed as Google Map's request to access Korean maps had been denied due to South Korean government restrictions and concerns over national security.

Pokémon GO is an augmented reality gaming app from Nintendo and developer Niantic Labs that enables players to catch Pokémon in real-life with the use of AR capabilities, plus their smartphone's camera and sensors, as well as location-based algorithms, which place the Pokémon in the real world.

The game launched in July 2016, and was released in 31 countries in Africa in October and then in the Middle East in November.

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