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McDonald's Japan announces tie-up with 'Pokemon Go'

TOKYO -- "Pokemon Go" players will soon have access to special gaming experiences at all of the roughly 2,900 McDonald's restaurants in Japan, the operator of the fast-food chain said on Friday.

Under the tie-up with the augmented reality smartphone game, which was belatedly released in Japan the same day, about 400 McDonald's restaurants will become "gyms," where patrons will be able to battle one another in the game.

McDonald's Holdings (Japan) said the remaining 2,500 or so locations will become "PokeStops" -- places where players will find in-game items.

The game was developed by Nintendo, Pokemon Co. and Niantic.

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