According to Niantic and the Pokémon Company, Pokémon Go, the highly-anticipated augmented reality game set that has you catching the titular critters in various places around the real world on your mobile device, will be entering into field tests sometime later this month. Niantec had this to say on their website:

The Pokémon Company and Niantic will be inviting users to field test Pokémon GO in Japan later this month. The Pokémon GO field test program will give users the opportunity to share early feedback and help improve the Pokémon GO experience. Please stay tuned for information about expansion of the field test to other markets.

The game came as a huge surprise when it was announced with a hype-y trailer back in early September, but since then, we haven’t heard much about it (other than trolly rumors that the game was cancelled…which thankfully turned out to be untrue).

There’s also a video circulating around Youtube which might show off some of the actual gameplay of the highly-anticipated app-game. The video was taken at SXSW over the weekend. You can check out the video below. Kotaku reports that while the video seems legitimate, it’s hard to confirm or deny its validity.

Are you excited for Pokémon Go? Or did the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon announcement make you completely forget that it’s coming? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned to Only Single Player for all your single player gaming needs.

Brienne Gacke
Writer, journalist, teacher, pedant. Brienne's done just about anything and everything involving words and now she's hoping to use them for something she's passionate about: video games. She's been gaming since the onset of the NES era and has never looked back.

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