AR know-how firm Niantic, Inc.（HQ: San Francisco, CA USA; CEO: John Hanke ）and Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto Minami-ku; Consultant Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa) 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 firms are creating collectively relies on the Pikmin franchise, with gameplay actions designed to encourage strolling and make the exercise extra pleasing.
The app is scheduled to launch globally later in 2021, with Niantic because the writer. The title can even be the primary title created by Niantic Tokyo Studio, Niantic’s improvement studio established in April 2018.
“As we proceed to develop our video games portfolio, it was a pure subsequent step to group 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 world wide.”
“Niantic’s AR know-how has made it potential for us to expertise the world as if Pikmin are secretly residing throughout us”, stated Shigeru Miyamoto, Consultant Director, Fellow, Nintendo. “Primarily based on the theme of constructing strolling enjoyable, our mission is to supply individuals a brand new expertise that’s totally different from conventional video games. We hope that the Pikmin and this app will change into a accomplice in your life.”
For pre-registration, please go to https://nianticlabs.com/newappsignup/
Supply: Nintendo PR