We are delighted to announce that in partnership with @Nintendo, we have started testing our Pikmin based mobile app in Singapore! Register now to participate in this all new Pikmin walking experience. https://t.co/mdA6zRTAgj
– Niantic, Inc. (@NianticLabs) March 30, 2021
At the time of writing, it’s still unclear exactly how the game works, with Singaporean player Elias Chew explaining on Twitter that the game displays privacy notices when played. Chew made Explain to another Twitter user that the game uses a Google Fit step count to develop Pikmin as you walk.
Niantic has not said when the game will arrive in other countries, although it has previously launched both Pokémon Go and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite in Australia and New Zealand, so it wouldn’t be surprising to do so. see hitting these regions. before the full release.
The Pikmin game is the start of a new partnership between Niantic and Nintendo, which will “jointly develop mobile titles” using Niantic’s AR technology and Nintendo characters. The news comes a day after Niantic CEO John Hanke appeared to tease it the company created AR glasses to help his games.