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Since it first became available earlier this month, Pokemon Go has exploded with immense popularity. First being released in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, it has slowly been expanded to other countries. Now it has been announced that Pokemon Go has been made available in 27 more nations.

In a post on the official facebook page for Pokemon Go the new countries that the game has been made available in are as follows. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Then is a post a few hours later it was announced the game is also available in Canada.

With this announcement it seems they are continuing with a Europe expansion although there is still some big countries missing from the area, places like France still are not able to play the game. It is worth noting that there is still no countries in Asia that Pokemon Go has been released yet and it seems they are focusing on getting the game out in Europe and North America before moving on.

Dodging attacks is important in gym battles if you don't want to quickly run out of Revives and Potions.

This staggered release might be a strategy for combating the huge server load that the game has been facing that has been causing a myriad of issues for players, including those who plan on sideloading the game on android. Fans eager to play the game have been voicing their opinions online. When a game has become as popular as Pokemon Go, it is frustrating for people who have to wait for their country to be the next one announced.

The good news is, that it is being released relatively quickly and sometimes in a big bulk of lots of countries, and even though the game is not out in Asia yet, because it is one of Nintendo’s biggest markets it would seem plausible that they would want to release it there as soon as they can. 

Have you been playing Pokemon Go or are you still waiting? Let us know.

Sam Mcarthur-Mclean

Staff Writer

Writer for TechRaptor since 2014. An avid follower of the gaming industry that loves to write about it. Currently a student. From Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Dom The Elegy

    Shouldn’t they rather finish the game before they dump it on even more kids expecting a good product?

  • DynastyStar

    FUCK YES!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!! Pokemon GO, here I come!!!!!

  • DynastyStar

    I’m gonna guess you live in a country that already has it and wants it to be working to perfection for you while everybody else has to do with not having it AT ALL?

  • Dom The Elegy

    It is released here, yes. But it runs so absolutely fuckawfully that it might as well not be. The state this game is in is embarrassing, it should not have been released in this state especially considering they charge up to 100 bucks for in game items.
    Believe me, you haven’t been missing out on anything except a lot of frustration staring at “server can’t be reached” messages or freezes/ crashes.

  • Dom The Elegy

    What I’d want is to take the game offline, work on it till it /actually/ works then do a worldwide release. Not this trickling release bullshit of a game that’s not even halfway finished. But I know that’s not going to happen, because they’re happy with ripping people off because people let them.

  • DynastyStar

    So what you’re saying is you’d be perfectly fine if they shut down the servers until they were able to get them fixed and you not being able to play the game until then?

  • Dom The Elegy

    I don’t see how it’s that surprising. The game barely runs anyway and I’m not playing it because of that. Plus, I’m not that thirsty for a reskin of Ingress, a game I had little to no interest in to begin with. Without the Pokémon windowdressing nobody would care about this game anyway. I mean it’s certainly not the gameplay or the performance that keeps people engaged.