Pikmin mobile app

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Untitled Pikmin mobile app
The first promotional image for the then-untitled Pikmin mobile app, in PNG format.
Promotional image
Rating Unrated
Console iOS, Android
Developer Niantic, Nintendo
Publisher Niantic
Genre Augmented reality
Players 1 player (online functionality)
Release date
Japan 2021
North America 2021
Europe 2021
Australia 2021
South Korea 2021

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An untitled Pikmin mobile app developed by Niantic and Nintendo has been announced for mobile devices, featuring augmented reality gameplay. It was announced on March 23rd, 2021, and is set to release in the second half of 2021.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The following features of the app have been published:

  • The app will be an augmented reality game involving exploring the real world.[2][3]
  • It will feature gameplay activities to encourage walking.[3][4]
  • All Pikmin types bar Bulbmin appear, and their flowers can be either white, red, yellow, or blue.
  • According to Niantic developer Tatsuo Nomura, the gameplay will be very different than that of Pokémon GO.[5]
  • Mii characters will be implemented in some capacity.[4]

History[edit]

The app was announced on March 23rd, 2021, simultaneously by Nintendo and Niantic, on Twitter[2][6] and their own websites[3][4]. The initial announcements featured some basic information and a single image. Developers at Niantic also tweeted about the game.[5] Nintendo confirmed the title would be released in the second half of 2021 in its earnings release for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 2021.[1]

The Niantic website currently contains a sign-up page where people can sign up to receive updates and invitations to closed testing access.[7] Beta testing began in Singapore on March 30th, 2021[8] and expanded to Australia on April 19th, 2021.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Earnings Release: Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2021 on Nintendo's corporate website, published on May 6th, 2021, retrieved on May 9th, 2021
  2. ^ a b Tweet by Nintendo of America on Twitter, published on March 23rd, 2021, retrieved on March 23rd, 2021
  3. ^ a b c Niantic and Nintendo team up to create a mobile application featuring Pikmin on Nintendo's corporate website, published on March 23rd, 2021, retrieved on March 23rd, 2021
  4. ^ a b c Niantic and Nintendo Partner Together to Create New Mobile Apps on Niantic blog, published on March 23rd, 2021, retrieved on March 23rd, 2021
  5. ^ a b Tweet by Tatsuo Nomura on Twitter, published on March 23rd, 2021, retrieved on March 23rd, 2021
  6. ^ Tweet by Niantic, Inc. on Twitter, published on March 23rd, 2021, retrieved on March 23rd, 2021
  7. ^ A New App from Niantic × Nintendo. on Niantic website, published on March 23rd, 2021, retrieved on March 23rd, 2021
  8. ^ Tweet by Niantic, Inc. on Twitter, published on March 30th, 2021, retrieved on March 30th, 2021
  9. ^ Article by Steve Watts on Gamespot, published on April 19th, 2021, retrieved on May 9th, 2021