July 20, 2016 / 3:45 AM / a year ago

Pokemon Go's Japan launch delayed: TechCrunch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Game maker Niantic has delayed Wednesday’s planned launch of Pokemon Go in Japan after a leak of a McDonald’s Japan internal communication found its way to Internet forums, technology news site TechCrunch reported.

The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration taken in Palm Springs, California U.S. July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Sam Mircovich/Illustration/File Photo

TechCrunch, citing an unnamed source, said there were concerns among the companies that the hype generated would overload the game. It added that it wasn’t immediately clear when the game would be released in Japan.

Reporting by Chris Gallagher

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