Pokemon Go has officially started field tests in Japan.
Last week, Nintendo confirmed preparations for the mobile AR game's closed beta testing in Japan and shared official screenshots and gameplay details. Now, a roughly-translated Google Plus update from the developer Niantic Labs has been revealed showing how potential testers will be invited via email to try the game out. The next few days will see more invites sent.
This certainly sounds fun and exciting. I'm pretty sure Niantic won't have such a hard time finding players wiling to test the game out.
The game developer announced earlier this month that field tests "will expand to other countries in the weeks to come" once tests in Japan becomes live.
Pokemon Go is an immersive game that will allow players to experience catching Pokemon in real life by having them travel to real locations and use their mobile phones to catch the pocket monsters. The AR game's field test is a beta period and will take place before the game's full release.
The release of Pokemon Go will take place later this year at an unspecified date.