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'Pokémon Go' Creator Niantic Teams Up With Capcom for Augmented Reality Monster Hunter Game for iPhone

Tuesday April 18, 2023 3:57 pm PDT by
Niantic, the company behind the popular augmented reality iPhone game Pokémon Go, is developing a similar augmented reality title in the Capcom Monster Hunter franchise. For those unfamiliar with Monster Hunter, it is a roleplaying game where the goal is to team up with others to take down giant monsters, harvesting their components for weapons and armor. "Monster Hunter Now" is set to...
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Pokémon GO Creator Niantic's New 'Peridot' Augmented Reality Pet Game Launching May 9

Tuesday March 7, 2023 8:43 am PST by
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. 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...
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Pokémon GO Creator Niantic Releasing 'Peridot' Augmented Reality Pet Game

Thursday April 14, 2022 5:15 pm PDT by
Niantic, the company behind the popular Pokémon Go game for iOS devices, this week announced the upcoming launch of its next tile, a virtual pet game called "Peridot." In Peridot, users will care for, raise, and breed virtual pets, sort of like a modern day, iPhone version of a Tamagotchi. The pets are called "Peridots" or "Dots" for short, and players will raise them from birth.After...

Niantic and Nintendo Announce New 'Pikmin' Augmented Reality Game

Monday March 22, 2021 5:45 pm PDT by
Niantic and Nintendo today announced the upcoming debut of a new augmented reality game based on Nintendo's "Pikmin" franchise, with the title set to launch later in 2021. Nintendo's Pikmin franchise features a series of strategy and puzzle games where players direct a variety of plant-like creatures called Pikmin to destroy obstacles, fight enemies, and avoid hazards while exploring an...
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Augmented Reality Game 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Rolls Out to Over 130 Additional Countries

Monday June 24, 2019 1:28 am PDT by
Augmented reality game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite got a surprise early release last week in the U.S. and the U.K., and Niantic has now rolled the game out to a global audience. Early Sunday the Pokémon GO creator announced that the game was available in 25 additional countries including Canada, Germany, India, and Mexico. Since then, it has added over 130 more countries to the list as...
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'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Open Beta Comes to Australia and New Zealand

Thursday May 2, 2019 3:45 am PDT by
Niantic, known for Pokémon Go, has been working with WB Games on a new augmented reality project set in the Harry Potter universe, called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Today, Niantic officially made an open beta of the game available in Australia and New Zealand for both iOS and Android users. In the game, players become recruits of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and must investigate and...

Niantic Shares Gameplay Details for Upcoming 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Augmented Reality App

Monday March 11, 2019 5:00 pm PDT by
Niantic, known for Pokémon Go, has been working with WB Games on a new augmented reality project set in the Harry Potter universe. Today, Niantic officially unveiled some gameplay details, giving us our first look at how the game will work. In Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, players become recruits of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and must investigate and contain a "Calamity" that has...

Pokémon Go Creator Niantic Launches Major Update for Augmented Reality Game Ingress

Monday November 5, 2018 8:52 am PST by
Before Pokémon Go, Niantic had an augmented reality game called Ingress that was similar to Pokémon Go, tasking players with taking over and controlling real world locations in a virtual world. Niantic is today introducing an updated version of Ingress, Ingress Prime, a free game on iOS and Android. Ingress players who already have the Ingress app will get Ingress Prime as an update, while...
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Pokémon Go Developer Niantic's Next Augmented Reality Smartphone Game Will Be Harry Potter Themed [Updated]

Wednesday November 8, 2017 7:12 am PST by
Following the success of Pokémon Go, TechCrunch is reporting today that developer Niantic Labs' next augmented reality game will be themed around the world of Harry Potter. The smartphone app will be called "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" and is set to launch in 2018. Specific details about the app's gameplay have not yet been released, but it's said that "there will be significant influence"...