After the successful development of Pokémon Go, Niantic just announced a partnership with Nintendo to co-develop another title which will be based on the company’s Pikmin franchise.
Niantic says the app is being developed in their Tokyo office and will launch later this year.
“The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful,” a press release from Niantic reads. The company notably specifies that the title will make use of their augmented reality platform to integrate the real world into the app’s experiences.
Even though it was successful back in its days, Pokémon Go is definitely not pulling much attentions any longer though it made the company a lot of cash eclipsing $1 billion in revenue by 2020.
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? 1/2 We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nintendo to develop mobile titles built on @NianticLabs real-world AR platform, bringing Nintendo’s beloved characters to life in new ways. We’re delighted to be their exclusive partner for AR apps. https://t.co/Tzz8npCANj pic.twitter.com/R2AvE00nuN— Megan Quinn (@msquinn) March 23, 2021
In recent years, Nintendo has sought to build out their presence on mobile gaming platforms with a number of titles playing on some of their biggest franchises, but none of them have reached Pokémon Go’s level of success.
Niantic has raised nearly $500 million in capital, most recently raising at a $4 billion valuation.