Pokemon GO opens up field test for US residents

Pokemon GO is an augmented reality smartphone game by Niantic Labs that has just opened up for a private field test for those situated in the US. The company aren’t strangers to AR apps, having created the popular Ingress geocaching game and are at it again with their latest game where the world right in front of your eyes is overrun by Pokemon.

You’ll be able to travel around to real points of interest that will reveal different types of Pokemon that you will be able to catch, battle, and train, and you’ll even be able to interact with other nearby trainers.

Early footage of Pokemon GO was leaked back in March at SXSW and details around the title have trickled out ever since, but this is the first opportunity that a select few will have to actually see the game in action.

To get the chance to test Pokemon GO, you’ll an Android or iOS device and must have a Gmail or Google Apps email account.

According to the test landing page:

“Field testers will be selected based on a variety of factors which may include OS-types, experience in real world games, and an element of luck. Selected participants will receive an email with detailed instructions and requirements.”

If you’re interested in testing out Pokemon GO then head over to the signup page and try your luck at being selected for the limited testing phase.

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