It looks like Nintendo fans will soon be meeting a couple of small and familiar faces in the real world!
Nintendo and Niantic Labs have revealed that they will be teaming up for new Augmented Reality (AR) mobile titles in the future. The first of these projects will be a new Pikmin project – which will “encourage walking” and launch later in 2021.
Here’s the detailed announcement below:
“Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nintendo to jointly develop mobile titles built on Niantic’s real-world AR technology, bringing Nintendo’s beloved characters to life in new ways. We’re honored that Nintendo has chosen Niantic to be its publisher of real-world AR applications.
To kick off the partnership, Niantic and Nintendo are developing an app based on the Pikmin franchise. The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful. Slated to launch later this year, this will be the first title created by our Tokyo Studio since it was established in April 2018.
We’ll share more details about the apps in the coming months. We’re excited to continue building on this partnership as we pursue our mission of encouraging people to explore the world together.”
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