Fans and gamers alike have been waiting for the release of Pokemon GO for a while now. Will their wait really end sooner than expected? Will Nintendo and Niantic Labs really launch their most anticipated game worldwide before this month ends?

Gamers in Australia, as well as those in Japan, need not wait for the end of the month. The mobile augmented reality game is already available for download in these two countries. The launch took everyone by surprise as the game’s developers did not say anything about it beforehand.

Fans elsewhere might need a little more patience, though. According to, neither Nintendo nor Niantic has announced a global launch date for Pokemon GO. However, the comic book blog pointed out that an online instruction manual for the game is already available in Niantic’s website. So, the launch might come sooner for other countries, as well. When will the game go live outside Australia and Japan?

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A post shared by Pokémon (@pokemon) on thinks it might be available in the next 24 hours or so. Slash Gear, on the other hand, is more conservative with its launch date guess. The gaming blog thinks the global release would come on July 13 instead. However, Nintendo hasn’t confirmed either date yet. Stay tuned for updates.

Meanwhile, lucky gamers in Australia and Japan have a lot to look forward to. According to, these gaming fans can download Pokemon GO using either iOS or Android devices starting today. They can then start catching Pokemon and collecting items. They can even engage in the hotly anticipated gym battles in real life PokeStops and Gyms.

The gaming developers ended the beta tests for Pokemon GO just last week. The game itself is free to play but some of the other items and transactions come at a cost.