Niantic, the maker of Pokémon Go, has announced that it has started testing Pikmin AR in Singapore.
The game, which was first suggested last week, will be released worldwide this year. Singapore players are the first to try it. You can already Register now to test the game in your area.
We are delighted to announce that in partnership with @Nintendo, we have started testing our Pikmin based mobile app in Singapore! Register now to participate in this all new Pikmin walking experience. https://t.co/mdA6zRTAgj
– Niantic, Inc. (@NianticLabs) March 30, 2021a
At the time of writing, not much is known about how the game works. Singaporean player Elias Chew imposes Twitter the game says that what you play is embargoed. He puts another one Tweet explains that the game uses Google Fit to count steps so Pikmin can grow taller as you walk.
Niantic has yet to speak about when the game will arrive in other countries. Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite have also been released in Australia and New Zealand before, so it’s no surprise that this is also happening for Pikmin.
The Pikmin game is the start of a new collaboration between Niantic and Nintendo, which will “co-develop mobile titles” using Nintendo characters and Niantic’s AR technology. This news comes days after Niantic CEO John Hanke hinted at it AR glasses manufacturing as an aid to their games.