Pokemon Go Coming to India Today in Partnership with Reliance Jio
Pokemon Go Coming To India Today in Partnership with Reliance Jio
The much awaited augmented realty game Pokemon Go will be launched in India today (December 14) in partnership between Reliance Jio Infocomm. Ltd and Niantic. Thousands of Reliance Digital Stores and select partner premises in India will appear as ‘PokeStops’ or ‘Gyms’ in the Pokemon Go game beginning Wednesday.
“We are delighted to partner with Jio to launch Pokemon Go in India, it is exciting to see Pokemon fans in India step out and explore their neighborhoods in search of Pokemon and Jio’s disruptive high speed 4G LTE Network will be an excellent way to experience the game.” said John Hanke, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Niantic.
The launch is in line with the Jio’s mission to empower Indians with opportunities that fuelled by the power of data and a digital life and to delight them on an ongoing basis with entertainment based apps such as ‘Pokemon Go’ the leading app in the gaming category.
The two companies will work together to bring Indians a richer and more enjoyable entertainment experience for Pokemon Go, including activating Jio retail locations and charging station as PokeStop and Gyms within the game and allowing Indians to catch, train and battle at any of Jio’s outlets throughout the country.
“With over 500 million downloads globally, we are excited to launch Pokemon Go officially in India on the Reliance Jio Network,” said Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio.
“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.”
The company is planning to release a major updates in December which would bring 100 new Pokemon to the game as well as the long awaited feature of trading the Pokemon between the players. The update will bring ability for players to raise the Pokemon as soon as they are hatched from the eggs.
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