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Pokémon GO has been undergoing plenty of Beta testing this year, with developer Niantic running field tests in Japan and Australia. The global tour of this early version is going to now hit another vital market - it's coming to the US.

As Pokémon GO is a game heavily reliant on augmented reality and tracking locations real-time (along with other online aspects) it seems sensible to test it thoroughly around the world. Niantic has been battling to keep details locked down in previous field test, not always successfully, and we'd hope that this move to testing in the US points to development progressing well towards a final state. Based on current progress there'll perhaps be field testing in Europe next, though time will tell on that.

In any case eager Pokémon fans in the US can register their interest in the as-yet-undated field test right now - just head to pokemongo.nianticlabs.com - if you're not in the US it'll automatically exclude you from putting your name down. Don't wait too long, as the number of places may be limited.

Are you going to try and get in on this Pokémon GO field test in the US?

With thanks to Ryan Millar for the heads up.

[source pokemongo.nianticlabs.com]