Pokémon GO Creator Niantic's New 'Peridot' Augmented Reality Pet Game Launching May 9

Augmented reality gaming company Niantic today announced that its newest title, Peridot, is set to launch on Tuesday, May 9. Peridot is a virtual pet game, in the theme of Tamagotchi.

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Like Niantic's other games, this is an augmented reality title that encourages you to take your pets for walks in the real world, where you can collect items, discover new places, and take photos. The game syncs with the Health app to allow players to earn walking distance when the app is closed.

Discover the fantastical world of Peridot, a real-world adventure pet game where you raise, care for, and breed one-of-a-kind adorable creatures. After thousands of years of slumber, Peridots are waking to a vastly different world than the one they lived in, and need our help to protect them from extinction. Develop an emotional connection with these creatures while exploring the world together as you raise them to adulthood and work with other players to re-diversify their species.

Players can raise a Peridot or "Dot" from birth, feeding them, playing with them, teaching them tricks, and otherwise meeting their needs to help them grow. In addition to exploring places in the real world and uncovering items, there is a breeding element that can unlock new Peridot archetypes.

Players can work together to expand the available Peridot species, and Niantic says there are "infinite possibilities of Peridot archetypes." The Dots themselves will be modeled after existing animals and mythological creatures, such as cheetahs, dragons, unicorns, and more.

Niantic first announced Peridot last spring, so the game has been in development for more than a year. Niantic is best known for its development of Pokémon GO, but the company also developed Ingress and the now defunct Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game that did not ultimately prove to be popular with users. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was shut down on January 31, 2022.

iPhone and iPad users who are interested in Peridot can pre-register for it on the App Store as of today. The game is free to download, but there will be "Gemstones" as a purchasable in-app currency. [Direct Link]

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Top Rated Comments

WiiDSmoker Avatar
10 months ago
So it’s Pokémon Go without Pokémon. Pokémon No Go ?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Analog Kid Avatar
10 months ago

"After thousands of years of slumber, Peridots are waking"

Does anyone else find that to be a terrifying sentence? I mean, if you stripped away all the pastels and sunshine in the marketing and were told that a mysterious species was being reanimated after millennia, would you go out and pet them or call in an airstrike?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
floral Avatar
10 months ago
Looks very creative. I'd give it a chance if I wanted to play it :) I hope people looking to try it out have a wonderful time
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senttoschool Avatar
10 months ago
Humans are threatened by AI because AI might take our jobs. Now even pets are threatened because AR pets might take their jobs.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tagbert Avatar
10 months ago
Is anyone else bothered that the brand color is purple for a game named after the color peridot, which is a green color. ?

Here, have a bite of this TASTY RED APPLE.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mousse Avatar
10 months ago
Den-noh Coil. ('https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1033796/')? I'm gonna name my pet Densuke.?

Peridot is a virtual pet game, in the theme of Tamagotchi.
I've lost count the number of times I forgot to feed my Tamagotchi. RIP Tama 1, 2, 3... 97,435 and 97,436.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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