Pokemon Go now on Android and iOSWithout a lot of fanfare, the augmented reality game made its way to the Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.
Pokemon Go is out for IOS and Android. The augmented reality game made it's way online in New Zealand and Australia at first. At the time of this recording, the app was not available for download in the US. Here's the game's story. Pokemon are found on Earth. You can walk around with the app and capture them all. You essentially use your phone like a view finder. The app will overlay Pokemon you find. The description of the game says certain Pokemon appear near their native environment. Look for water type Pokemon by lakes and oceans. To catch a Pokemon, you swipe a ball instead of fighting one. To get items like Pokeballs and potions, you'll have to visit certain landmarks in your towns. So, think of historical markers and monuments The app is free, but there are in app purchase options. Nintendo showed off the game at E3 and announced it would arrive in July without a specific date, so this release is kind of a surprise. At E3 Nintendo also announced the Pokemon Go Plus, a $35 accessory. It's a wristband that lets you catch Pokemon without opening your phone. The wristband vibrates when Pokemon are nearby. Pressing the button on the Go Plus will help you catch a Pokemon. The Pokemon Go game was actually developed by Niantic. The company was also behind the very popular augmented reality game Ingress. That's it for this tech news update. I'm [UNKNOWN] and you can stay on top of the biggest stories as cnet.com/update/.