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Pokémon Go creators working with Nintendo again

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 31st October, 2021 03:50:39 PM
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Pokémon Go creators working with Nintendo again

 

What do you get if you merge the augmented reality (AR) technology of Pokémon Go and the creativity of Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto?

The answer is Pikmin Bloom, a brand new game from Nintendo and Niantic, the creators of some of the world's most famous mobile games, reports BBC.

Like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter Wizards Unite, Pikmin Bloom uses AR, a special technology that layers virtual graphics and characters on top of the real world via our smart devices, to bring it to life.

Though maybe less well known as other Nintendo franchises, the Pikmin games - where the player uses real-time strategy tactics to solve puzzles - have been around since 2001 and were created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind iconic Nintendo brands such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda.

In Pikmin Bloom, you will work with a tiny alien race, "incubating and growing" them with your real-life step count, then working alongside them to plant beautiful virtual blooms in your real-life location.