Pikmin mobile in augmented reality scheduled for 2021
If you were still waiting for Pikmin 4, you better put your hopes in the drawer. A new Pikmin game is in the works, but it’s more of a Pikmin GO in augmented reality than anything else (half of the people who have talked about the game have already done this bad word game, so I am getting into it too). Mobile ports of Nintendo licenses are legion and most of them have achieved some success. What will happen to Mobile pikmin and what release date can we expect? We come back to the announcements of Niantic and Nintendo.
Niantic and Nintendo working together on Pikmin mobile
You’ll notice that Niantic and Nintendo is a bit of a life-and-death partnership on the augmented reality side. Building on the success of Pokémon GO, which has yet scolded its players for weeks because of its updates, the two entities are renewing the test with thePikmin mobile app. Announced last March on the official Nintendo France Twitter, the augmented reality game will be an opportunity to discover the existence of Pikmin in the space around you.
To pre-register for the Pikmin Mobile App, simply fill out the tweet form. The game was also in the testing phase in the Singapore region since March 30, 2021.
As Shigeru Miyamoto explained:
“Niantic’s augmented reality technology allows us to experience a world where the Pikmin secretly live around us. “
Everything about the gameplay of the Pikmin App
So what will Pikmin mobile actually be? Even though the gameplay hasn’t actually been revealed, the background concept seems pretty straightforward, as is the case with most AR (Augmented Reality) games. With every step, you generate energy. This energy, called Step Energy, then allows your Pikmin to grow and flourish. So you grow them Pikmin seedlings with Step Energy. Then you can name them and feed with nectar to vary their color.
When walking with the Pikmin, you can leave petals behind you or find fruit in order toaccelerate their growth. According to the Singapore testing forum topics, seven Pikmin species are available: blue, purple, white, red, yellow, rock, and winged. In campaign mode, you can plan expeditions so that your Pikmin collect seeds for you from areas you have already surveyed. At the end of these expeditions, you will have access to small postcards of the funniest and most important moments of your Pikmin expedition. Note that there is also a space in the interface dedicated to your summary of the day’s walk.
That’s about all we know about the game, other than the mii characters will also be incorporated to some extent into the experience according to the fandom site Nintendo.
As for the release date of Pikmin mobile on Android and iOS, it’s hard to believe. Nintendo published its confirmation in a press release dated August 5, 2021. In this press release, Nintendo indicates that it is maintaining the game’s release for the next month. end of year 2021 and this, despite the difficulties encountered by Pokémon GO in recent weeks.