AR know-how firm Niantic and Nintendo are partnering collectively to collectively develop apps that mix Niantic’s real-world AR know-how with Nintendo’s beloved characters. The primary title the 2 corporations are creating collectively relies on the Pikmin franchise, with gameplay actions designed to encourage strolling and make the exercise extra fulfilling.
The app is scheduled to launch globally later in 2021, with Niantic because the writer. The title may also be the primary title created by Niantic Tokyo Studio, Niantic’s improvement studio established in April 2018.
“As we proceed to broaden our video games portfolio, it was a pure subsequent step to staff up with Nintendo,” stated John Hanke, CEO of Niantic. “We’re trying ahead to shaping the way forward for AR collectively, bringing Nintendo’s beloved sport characters to life for cell sport gamers all over the world.”
“Niantic’s AR know-how has made it potential for us to expertise the world as if Pikmin are secretly dwelling throughout us”, stated Shigeru Miyamoto, Consultant Director, Fellow, Nintendo. “Primarily based on the theme of creating strolling enjoyable, our mission is to offer individuals a brand new expertise that’s completely different from conventional video games. We hope that the Pikmin and this app will change into a associate in your life.”
For pre-registration, please go to nianticlabs.com/newappsignup.