Pokémon Go and Ingress Developer Niantic is working with Nintendo on new apps that combine augmented reality (AR) technology from the real world and Nintendo’s character stable. The first game to be offered under the partnership is an AR game based on Pikmin.
Nintendo said in one Press release On Monday, Niantic’s version of Pikmin will feature gameplay that “encourages walking and makes activity more enjoyable”. The app will be released in 2021. It is developed by Niantics Studio in Tokyo, which was founded in 2018.
“As we continue to expand our games portfolio, it was a logical next step to work with Nintendo,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, in a press release. “We look forward to working together to shape the future of AR and bring Nintendo’s beloved characters to life for mobile gamers around the world.”
“Niantic’s AR technology has enabled us to experience the world as if Pikmin were secretly living around us,” added Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo. “Our mission is to give people a new experience that is different from traditional games. We hope that the Pikmin and this app will become a partner in your life. “
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pikmin franchise, which was introduced on Nintendo’s GameCube in late 2001. Nintendo was re-released Pikmin 3, originally a Wii U game, for Nintendo Switch in Fall 2020 as Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Niantic found an incredible success with the launch of Pokémon Walk in 2016 that built on the company Ingress AR game platform. The company launched a new AR game based on the Harry Potter IP. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in 2019, and develops or develops titles based on the Catan board games and a companion for Pokémon Go called Pokémon sleep.
Nintendo has experimented with mobile games over the past few years with varying degrees of success. The company’s mobile plan includes Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire emblem hero, Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World, and Dragalia lost.