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Pokemon Go maker is working with Nintendo on a Pikmin AR game

Niantic's next game with Nintendo is currently in the works.

Niantic, the developer behind the widely successful phenomenon Pokemon Go, is teaming up with Nintendo to turn one of its other brands into an AR game. That being Pikmin.

The studio announced the partnership on Monday, confirming that a Pikmin-based app would be the first to be produced. Similar to Pokemon Go, the Pikmin app will be based on Niantic's mobile AR tech.

Gameplay will revolve around "activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful," which sounds like a different take on Pokemon Go, itself a social game that encouraged players to explore the world around them.

The mysterious Pikmin app is developed by Niantic's new Tokyo studio, and will arrive later this year. Niantic didn't reveal too many other details, but promised to share more later this year.

In the meantime, you can register your interest at the official site to be the first to know when new information is released.

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