Briefly and vaguely announced in March, Nintendo and Niantic have just removed the covers Pikmin flower, the newest game to emerge from the partnership between the two companies.
Unsurprisingly, it’s very similar Pokémon Go, insofar as it’s about going out into the real world and interacting with things. The idea is that you are encouraged to get out of the house and go for a walk to find picnic seeds along the way. The more Pikmin you find, the more you can follow them around the screen, leaving a huge trail of flowers for other players to see.
As a nice touch, your avatars are shown as Miis in this game. The game’s debut trailer is below, which also features a brief presentation by Shigeru Miyamoto.
It all looks cute and healthy and beautiful, but there doesn’t seem to be much to do either besides walking around and making those journals as the Picmina
But then replicate Pokemon Gos Success is probably not the goal here! Pikmin flower It seems like it’s just plain happy to be something that wants to take you outside, and once you’re outside, your walks get a little bit more interesting. If it can succeed even a little with these more modest goals, then maybe that was all it wanted to do.
I’m in Australia and the game is out already (albeit without the final title) and Ninantic says it will be rolled out globally in the coming days.