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Niantic, Nintendo Announce Upcoming AR Game Featuring Pimkin

March 23, 2021

Nintendo and Niantic have just announced a new partnership to bring developer AR apps with Nintendo characters.

And the first title in development is based on the Pimkin franchise. Just like the smash hit Pokemon Go, the new game will offer activities to encourage walking.

The game will launch later in 2021.

“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”, said Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director, Fellow, Nintendo. “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.”

You can preregister for the new game here.