The creators of "Pokemon Go" said the blockbuster mobile game has been released in Brazil just in time for the Rio Olympics, which start on Friday.

A spokesman for the game's publisher Niantic confirmed in an email that "the app is currently rolling out across all of Central and South America."

Earlier on Wednesday, the official Twitter account for "Pokemon Go" tweeted that it was working hard to launch the game in South America's largest nation and told fans to "stay tuned."