Briefly and vaguely introduced again in March, Nintendo and Niantic simply took the wraps off Pikmin Bloom, the newest recreation to return from the partnership between the 2 firms.
It’s, unsurprisingly, rather a lot like Pokémon Go, in that it’s about getting out into the actual world and interacting with stuff. The concept is that you simply’re inspired to get out of the home and go for walks, discovering Pikmin seeds alongside the best way. The extra Pikmin you discover, the extra you’ll be able to have comply with you round on the display, leaving an enormous path of flowers in your wake that different gamers will have the ability to see.
In a pleasant contact, your avatars on this recreation are depicted as Miis. The sport’s debut trailer is beneath, which additionally encompasses a temporary presentation from Shigeru Miyamoto.
This all seems to be cute and healthful and wonderful, nevertheless it additionally doesn’t look like there’s a lot right here to do past strolling round and making these journals, because the Pikmin universe doesn’t have the identical give attention to further actions like battle, or catching distinctive and memorable creatures like Pokémon does. It’s robust seeing this making a lot headway based mostly on phrase of mouth both, since Pokémon (and Pokemon Go by extension) is a popular culture juggernaut recognized and beloved the world over, whereas Pikmin by comparability is a sequence that’s actually solely considered fondly by Nintendo followers of a sure age.
However then, replicating Pokemon Go’s success right here most likely isn’t the objective! Pikmin Bloom looks as if it’s simply completely happy being one thing that wishes to get you outdoors, and as soon as on the market make your walks only a tiny bit extra attention-grabbing. If it could succeed even a bit of with these humbler targets, then perhaps that’s all it wished to do.
I’m in Australia and the sport is already out (albeit with out the ultimate title), and Ninantic say it’ll be rolling out globally within the coming days.