Niantic has rolled out its first public playtest of its new Pikmin cellular app in Singapore. The app is out there now on the Google Play Store to those that reside in Singapore. While the app remains to be in Early Access (the app is just known as Pikmin App in the Google Play Store) and gamers are discouraged from posting photos or sharing gameplay footage on-line, we nonetheless have an concept as to what the upcoming sport will entail. As many anticipated, Pikmin App has a way more passive gameplay expertise constructed round strolling and rising your assortment of Pikmin.
The sport is designed round producing “Step Energy” through strolling. Players use Step Energy to develop Pikmin from seedlings after which feed them nectar to make them bloom with several types of flowers. Players may also identify their Pikmin and ship them out on expeditions to beforehand visited areas to gather extra seedlings. As gamers discover their environment, the Pikmin discover fruit that may be was nectar and depart behind petal trails, which in flip encourages seedlings to develop extra rapidly.
All seven sorts of Pikmin will seem in Pikmin App, together with costumed variants of Pikmin. However, there does not seem like any form of fight system or amassing of assorted varieties of things like in the primary sequence Pikmin video games. The new app appears to be far more lifestyle-oriented than Pokemon Go, which has a sturdy metagame and even a aggressive scene. While the sport is in Early Access nonetheless, it appears to be far more akin to an app like Pokemon Smile than a full gaming expertise.
Niantic appears to have formidable plans for the long run. In addition to the multi-app collaboration with Nintendo, Niantic additionally lately teased improvement of AR glasses, which might doubtless combine with their varied video games.