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Nintendo's American Twitter just announced that Niantic Labs is making a Pikmin-based mobile app that most likely uses augmented reality for it's interface.

I never really got into Pokemon Go, but since this shows Nintendo taking a chance with one of it's less used franchises, then I wanna see more of this Pikmin app. I just hope it doesn't mean we don't get Pikmin 4.



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CaptainExplosion said:

I never really got into Pokemon Go, but since this shows Nintendo taking a chance with one of it's less used franchises, then I wanna see more of this Pikmin app. I just hope it doesn't mean we don't get Pikmin 4.

I think the presence of this Pikmin App increases the likelihood of Pikmin 4 happening, especially if it is reasonably successful. Although I still think that Pikmin 4 will release on Switches successor as it would profit from the better graphical performance for its realistic looking environments.



holzi said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I never really got into Pokemon Go, but since this shows Nintendo taking a chance with one of it's less used franchises, then I wanna see more of this Pikmin app. I just hope it doesn't mean we don't get Pikmin 4.

I think the presence of this Pikmin App increases the likelihood of Pikmin 4 happening, especially if it is reasonably successful. Although I still think that Pikmin 4 will release on Switches successor as it would profit from the better graphical performance for its realistic looking environments.

That actually sounds like a better idea, and probably why we got a re-release of Pikmin 3 instead of a brand new one on Switch.



I'm hyped! 

Excited to see what Niantic is bringing next 



IcaroRibeiro said:

I'm hyped! 

Excited to see what Niantic is bringing next 

Me too!! ^^



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Sure, why not?



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

This basically confirms imo that Nintendo sees a future in Pikmin. They always did to some extent, but now more than ever!



AngryLittleAlchemist said:

This basically confirms imo that Nintendo sees a future in Pikmin. They always did to some extent, but now more than ever!

Exactly. Pikmin 4 most likely is already in development.



Not the Pikmin news I've been wanting for years now, but Pikmin news comes so rarely that anything is welcome lol. I never would have expected them to do a Pikmin mobile game, but it's an interesting idea. It's hard to tell what it'll actually be like because they didn't really go into much detail, so I'm not exactly sold on anything, but as a big Pikmin fan I'm sure I'll at least check it out if nothing else. It's nice to see that Nintendo has enough faith in the Pikmin series to do stuff like this though. Here's hoping Pikmin 4 comes out soon!



Has Niantic done something else other than Pokemon Go since it released?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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