The roll-out of Pokémon GO has been a gradual progress, but it's certainly picking up speed. European gamers have had the chance to get in on the act this week, but until now that was limited to a few countries.

It's now been confirmed, however, that 26 more nations in Europe can now download the app legitimately from Google Play and iOS. The full list of countries is below:

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.

Many are still pointing out that the app is yet to reach Asia, in particular Japan. Speaking recently to Reuters, Niantic Chief Executive John Hanke stated that the target is to release in around 200 countries in total, with Japan in line to receive it 'soon' - South Korea is also on the agenda.

In any case, the app is starting to go truly global, and a release in Japan is sure to be a huge event when that comes.

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