Not that long ago, when going outside was much more of a common occurrence, Pokémon Go took the world by storm. Niantic’s mobile game is still enjoyed by many, but the developer is looking at other games to work on in partnership with Nintendo. One of these will be a mobile AR Pikmin game.
“The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful. This will be the first title created by our Tokyo Studio since it was established in April 2018,” said Kei Kawai, VP of product management at Niantic.
Pikmin might not have the same worldwide following as Pokémon, but those little colourful plant people have a special place in my heart. The announcement shows the original Pikmin colour varieties carrying fruit around. Guess we need to take that fruit somewhere?