Earlier in the year, we were well-informed that Niantic, the originators of the smash-hit mobile AR game Pokémon Go, was working with Nintendo again on a related title in the Pikmin universe.
Today Pikmin Bloom was released today in Singapore and Australia on the series of its 20th Anniversary and will be rolling out to other regions all around the globe in the next few days, according to a tweet from the corporation.
With Pokémon Go, the new Pikman Bloom title features gameplay that inspires and seriously trusts the player walking and exploring their real-world surroundings a truly real environment that is always possible as global vaccine rollouts return freedoms in a Covid World.
Though rather light on gameplay, the release video displays a Nintendo Mii-Esque avatar walking through a virtual version of streets while the nominal Pikmin plants flowers as you chalk up your phases in the real world.
As Niantic states, the game is planned to “motivate people to go outdoor, reconnoiter their neighborhoods, and have fun at the same time”, all the while cheering the noticeable remunerations of walking for your physical and mental health.
Check out Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store to see if Pikmin Bloom has available for you and, if it hasn’t, rest assured it should be arriving in the near future.
Key Features of Pikmin Bloom
Walk to Grow More Pikmin – Pikmin develops from saplings with every step you take. Once they are large adequate, pluck them out to have them trail along. The more you walk, the more Pikmin will link your group!
Walk to Make Flowers Bloom – Gather flower petals from your Pikmin’s heads and plant them as you walk to leave paths of lovely flowers in blossom in all places you go.
Walk to Log Your Memories – At the end of the day, check out your step count along with the walking distance, and reconsider the pictures you took throughout the day. Don’t forget to send your Pikmin out on excursions to pick up the fruit and saplings you passed on your way back home!
Lots of Pikmin to Meet – In total there are seven kinds of Pikmin, and all of them have their own distinctive features. For example, some can fly, and others are extremely strong. When your friendship level touches a certain threshold, your Pikmin may fetch back a gift with an item that will aid them to become a Decor Pikmin.
Tackle Challenges with Pikmin – Nearby mushrooms are a great way to get lots of fruit. When you come across mushrooms spoiling your path, you can send your dependable Pikmin squad to control forth and make way.
Do we need another Pokémon Go?
For those that yearned when they knowledgeable alternative AR mobile game in the same manner as Pokémon Go had been launched, it’s satisfactory – you don’t have to play it. But do the skeptics have a point? Do we need an additional purpose for people to conceal their faces in smartphones as they walk the streets?
Though the case against growing smartphone usage for the sake of physical and mental health is undoubtedly a strong one, some studies conducted on the effects of Pokémon Go precisely have found the contrary to be factual for this app.
One such research paper found that users were, on average, taking around 2,000 more steps per day, while another revealed a general decrease in psychological distress for players of the game.
Commercial success and addictive potentials notwithstanding, if we’re going to be accessible with smartphone games that really entrance us, the mental and physical health welfares of those that get us out and about assuredly should grasp inclination over those that don’t inspire physical and social communication whatever.