tech2 News StaffDec 13, 2016 15:49:39 IST
The hyped augmented reality game Pokémon GO is all set for another spike in Interest, because the game is officially launching in India. Reliance Jio has delighted Indian gamers by getting the game to release here. A partnership has been formed between Jio and Niantic, where Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises will appear as Pokéstops or gyms in the game. Pokémon GO will officially launch in India on December 14.
John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic said "We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokémon GO in India. It’s exciting to see Pokémon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokémon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game."
Mathew Oommen, President Reliance Jio said "With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokémon GO officially in India on the Reliance Jio network. Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokémon GO app but also opens the door to more opportunities for our customers to enjoy content on Jio’s one-of-a-kind mobile broadband network"
Pokémon GO will be able to catch, train and battle with Pokémon in any of the Jio outlets across the country. The JioChat app will have a Pokémon GO channel dedicated to the social aspects of the game. Users will be able to co-ordinate efforts for organising Pokéwalks, identifying nests or for Magicarp farming excursions. The channel will feature daily tips, contests, clues and special events.
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