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Pikmin mobile game coming from Pokemon Go’s Niantic

Get ready for more augmented reality.

Pikmin mobile game is being developed by Pokemon Go‘s Niantic as part of a continued partnership and is expected later in 2021.

“The first title the two companies are developing together is based on the Pikmin franchise, with gameplay activities designed to encourage walking and make the activity more enjoyable,” Nintendo today advised in a press release.

“As we continue to expand our games portfolio, it was a natural next step to team up with Nintendo,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic. “We’re looking forward to shaping the future of AR together, bringing Nintendo’s beloved game characters to life for mobile game players around the world.”

“Niantic’s AR technology has made it possible for us to experience the world as if Pikmin are secretly living all around us,” added Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. “Based on the theme of making walking fun, our mission is to provide people a new experience that’s different from traditional games. We hope that the Pikmin and this app will become a partner in your life.”

We’ll let know you when we know more about the Pikmin mobile title. In the meantime, you can pre-register for access to the title here.


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