Nintendo has announced a fun alternative to Pokémon GO, which should encourage you to go out into the fresh air more often by the end of 2021.

Pokémon GO

Which game does Nintendo send in the race?

Pokémon GO has been bringing players to the game regularly for almost five years on their walks astray. The mobile game still fascinates fans so much that some coaches even stopped last year Oppose curfew to be able to continue playing.

Now Nintendo is doing the game a special kind of challenge. Niantic is supposed to work on an alternative in cooperation with the game giant. As the company reveals in a press release, this is a Pikmin AR game, which should appear at the end of 2021.

Nintendo also announces that the Pikmin game for smartphones is the first AR game from in-house IPs. So apparently more series are being planned that could appear as Pokémon GO-like games in the next few years.

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Why Pikmin of all places?

After years of silence on the Pikmin franchise, Nintendo brought Pikmin 3 from the Wii U to the Switch last year. The result? The port was The best-selling game in a short time the series.

While the original version of the Wii U only went over the counter 200,000 times in Japan, Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch was able to convince almost 500,000 players of how Game Rant holds on. A complete success for the often overlooked series.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

Pikmin 3 Deluxe

The mobile game for Pikmin is supposed to be the first game of the Niantic studio in Tokyo, which was founded in April 2018. The development studio is already from the Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto highly praised. He is pleased that AR technology is bringing his Pikmin to life as if they really lived among us. The game should turn movement into something fun.

Interested in Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch? This trailer gives you a few insights into the game:

Nintendo is developing its own game in the spirit of Pokémon GO together with Niantic. The decision for the first mobile game of the recipe for success falls on the inconspicuous Pikmin 3. How do you like the decision? Are you looking forward to meeting the cute Pikmin in real life or could you have imagined another Nintendo franchise better? Write us in the comments on Facebook!