Niantic Labs has now expanded the reach of its hit augmented reality game Pokémon Go to the countries of Central and South America.

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The news was revealed on the game's official Facebook page:

Central and South America - Break out the sneakers and Poké Balls, and get ready to explore the world around you. We are excited to officially be putting Pokémon GO in the hands of our Latin American fans, visitors, and the Olympic athletes in Rio!

The AR adaptation of the popular game first launched in early July in Australia and New Zealand, and later expanded to the U.S. in mid-July, followed by a big European push at the end of that month. That expansion will continue, according to Niantic:

We have been working long hours to fix many other bugs and bring some exciting new features to Pokémon GO in the future. However, next up for us is the continued roll-out of Pokémon GO to more countries around the world.

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