Earlier today, Nintendo announced that a new Pikmin game will be coming to mobile devices later this year. However, it seems that this is the start of something bigger as Niantic Labs has announced that they have a new Nintendo X Niantic partnership to jointly develop mobile games. The games, of course, will be built using Niantic’s AR technology.
You can find out more about their partnership in their official 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.
If you are interested in this app, you can pre-register at www.nianticlabs.com/newappsignup.
-Kei Kawai, VP of Product Management
Source: Niantic Labs