Pokemon Go – unarguably the most sensational mobile video game of 2016 – has finally been launched Today in India. Interestingly, Niantic Inc., the developer behind the augmented reality mobile game along with The Pokemon Company, has partnered with Reliance Jio to bring the game to the country. The game will be available to download via Google Play and the App Store from Today in India, the telecom operator said.
- To be available in India Today
- Game has been downloaded over 500 million times since launch
- JioChat users will get exclusive Pokemon Go channel
As a part of this partnership, Reliance Digital Stores and company’s select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’ or ‘Gyms’ within the game from Today, Reliance Jio said in its release.
“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokemon GO in India.” said John Hanke, chief executive officer and founder of Niantic. “It’s exciting to see Pokemon fans in India step out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon,and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.”
“Our partnership with Niantic not only brings access to the Pokemon 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.”
About Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited:
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (“Jio”), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”), has built a world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology. It is the only network conceived and born as a Mobile Video Network from the ground up and supporting Voice over LTE technology. It is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G, 6G and beyond.
Jio will bring transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of Digital India for 1.2 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in digital economy. It has created an eco-system comprising network, devices, applications and content, service experience and affordable tariffs for everyone to live the Jio Digital Life. As part of its customer offers, Jio has revolutionised the Indian telecom landscape by making voice calls for Jio customers absolutely free, across India, to any network, and always. Jio makes India the highest quality, most affordable data market in the world so that every Indian can do Datagiri.
About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc. builds mobile real-world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc., spun out in 2015, with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo. The company’s immersive real-world mobile game Ingress has been downloaded more than 15 million times and is played in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Niantic, Inc., also developed and published Pokémon GO, the real-world Pokémon game for iOS and Android mobile devices that was downloaded more than 500 million times in its first two months. For more information on Niantic, please visit www.nianticlabs.com.