Nintendo reveals they are working with Pokemon GO creators, Niantic, to develop an AR Pikmin game. This is the first in a series of Nintendo/Niantic projects. They aim to give Nintendo IPs the Pokemon GO treatment. Expect augmented reality characters, in this case Pikmin, and geolocation tracking to engage outdoor play. Anxious players can pre-register now.
“Niantic’s AR technology has made it possible for us to experience the world as if Pikmin are secretly living all around us. 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.”Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo Game Director