After being held off by developer Niantic, augmented-reality app Pokémon GO has released in the UK.
The game became available to trainers in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the US last week, whilst Germany was the first European country to receive the official game earlier this week. After the game experienced weighty server issues in other countries, developer Niantic decided to hold off on a UK release until the problem was under control.
An unofficial APK file was previously available to worldwide Android users, but as of today, Pokémon GO will be readily available on UK app stores.
Android users will be able to access the game via the Google Play Store, whilst iOS-ers will be able to download the game from the Apple App Store. You might need to delete a few of those selfies, however, as Pokémon GO requires at least 2GB of free storage.
The free-to-play app sends users out into the open, scanning their everyday surroundings in search of adorable pocket monsters. As in the beloved franchise, each environment proffers its own native types, encouraging players to visit a wealth of different sights in order to diversify their Pokédex.