Pokémon Go and Ingress developer Niantic is working with Nintendo on new apps that will combine real-world enhanced truth (AR) innovation and Nintendos stable of characters. The very first game coming as part of the partnership is an AR game based on Pikmin.
Nintendo said in a news release Monday that Niantics take on Pikmin will feature gameplay that will “motivate walking and make the activity more pleasurable.” The app will launch in 2021. Its being developed by Niantics Tokyo studio, which was developed in 2018.
” As we continue to expand our video games portfolio, it was a natural next action to partner with Nintendo,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, said in a news release. “Were looking forward to forming the future of AR together, bringing Nintendos beloved game characters to life for mobile video game players around the world.”
” Niantics AR technology has made it possible for us to experience the world as if Pikmin are privately living all around us,” added Nintendos Shigeru Miyamoto. “Based on the style of making walking enjoyable, our objective is to supply people a brand-new experience thats various from conventional games. We hope that the Pikmin and this app will end up being a partner in your life.”
This year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Pikmin franchise, which launched on Nintendos GameCube in late 2001. Nintendo re-released Pikmin 3, initially a Wii U video game, for Nintendo Switch in fall 2020 as Pikmin 3 Deluxe.
Niantic found extraordinary success with the launch of Pokémon Go in 2016, which constructed upon the businesss Ingress AR game platform. The company introduced a brand-new AR game based upon the Harry Potter IP, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in 2019, and is establishing or co-developing titles based on the Catan board games and a companion for Pokémon Go called Pokémon Sleep.
Nintendo has try out mobile video games over the last few years, with differing levels of success. The companys mobile slate consists of Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World, and Dragalia Lost.
” Niantics AR technology has actually made it possible for us to experience the world as if Pikmin are privately living all around us,” included Nintendos Shigeru Miyamoto. “Based on the theme of making walking fun, our mission is to provide individuals a new experience thats various from traditional video games. We hope that the Pikmin and this app will end up being a partner in your life.”