Pikmin Bloom is the most recent collaboration between Nintendo and AR developer Niantic, and within the coming days, it would quickly be out there to obtain on each iOS and Android.
Like Pokemon Go, Pikmin Bloom combines components from the beloved Nintendo franchise with embracing the outside. Gamers can develop Pikmin by strolling round and getting steps in, however that’s solely half the expertise.
When you end your every day stroll and continue to grow Pikmin, you’ll quickly be capable to pluck them and have them collect extra supplies so that you can hold enjoying. As with Niantic’s different AR video games, there may be an interactive map primarily based in your real-life location.
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As you stroll, the flowers will bloom alongside your path making the precise strolling a extra vital a part of Pikmin Bloom. As you are taking your Pikmin crew in your treks, your map will bloom with the flowers you plant with every step.
On this regard, Pikmin Bloom is sort of nearer to a health tracker than a recreation and that appears to be the specified purpose.
Niantic is planning month-to-month Neighborhood Day occasions to encourage group walks, however with Pikmin Bloom, the purpose isn’t a lot amassing as it’s getting you out-and-about. You’ll additionally be capable to take footage together with your Pikmin and create a journal of all of the locations you’ve been.
Pikmin Bloom is the primary new recreation Niantic developed in collaboration with Nintendo. The 2 firms have introduced plans to work collectively extra on Nintendo franchises going ahead so anticipate to see extra from the 2 firms sooner or later.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You may attain him @lawoftd.