By Steffan Powell and Vikki Blake Published 4 hours ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing What do you get if you merge the augmented reality (AR) technology of Pokémon Go and the creativity of Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto? The answer is Pikmin Bloom, a brand new game from Nintendo and Niantic, the creators of some of the world’s most famous mobile games. Like Pokémon Go and Harry Potter Wizards Unite, Pikmin Bloom uses AR, a special technology that layers virtual graphics and characters on top of the real world via our smart devices, to bring it to life. Though maybe less well known as other Nintendo franchises, the Pikmin games – where the player uses real-time strategy tactics to solve puzzles – have been around since 2001 and were created by Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind iconic Nintendo brands such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda. In Pikmin Bloom, you will work with a tiny alien race, “incubating and growing” them with your real-life step count, then working alongside them to plant beautiful virtual blooms in your real-life location. “The heart of the game, for me, is that on your daily walk, you’re actually able to… Read full this story
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