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March 22, 2021
Niantic and Nintendo Partner Together to Create New Mobile Apps

Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Nintendo to jointly develop mobile titles built on Niantic’s real-world AR technology, bringing Nintendo’s beloved characters to life in new ways. We’re honored that Nintendo has chosen Niantic to be its publisher of real-world AR applications.

To kick off the partnership, Niantic and Nintendo are developing an app based on the Pikmin franchise. The app will include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful. Slated to launch later this year, this will be the first title created by our Tokyo Studio since it was established in April 2018.

Copyright © 2021 Niantic, Inc., Pikmin and Mii Characters / Artwork / Music Copyright © 2021 Nintendo All Rights Reserved

We’ll share more details about the apps in the coming months. We’re excited to continue building on this partnership as we pursue our mission of encouraging people to explore the world together.

If you are interested in this app, you can pre-register at

-Kei Kawai, VP of Product Management

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