Niantic (Pokemon Go) wants to revive the madness of the tamagotchi on mobiles with peridot, its new game

This is almost ten years that Niantic has made augmented reality one of its greatest specialties. A level of skills that allowed studios to work on one of the most popular mobile games in recent years: Pokémon Go. Far from being satisfied with a single project, Niantic develops its catalog of games and, After Harry Potter and Pikmin Bloom, the studio returns with an original license, baptized peridot.


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For those who grew up in the 1990s, the word “tamagotchi” must awaken a flow of prompt memories to make nostalgic for a few minutes. If this generation has thought that nothing like it could have reviewed the day, it was difficult to know the ambitions of Niantic on the subject. The specialist of augmented reality has, certainly, built his fame withPokemon GO, but despite some pitfalls like the next closing of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the studio wanted to bounce back with many projects like Pikmin Bloom and, more recently, peridot.

It is this new project that holds our attention today since it marks a new turning point for Niantic that is not content to adapt new well-known licenses, but returning to the front of the stage with an original franchise like It was Ingress , the first game of the studio, in its time. * Galvanized by their work on the famous pocket creatures, the Niantic teams have concocted a new experience that will ask you to take care of a flop of cute little critters, from your phone and wherever you want it! *

The perfect mix between Tamagotchi and Pokémon Go?

In the meantime, mobile players will not only live with their pets, but with the peridot. After having spent thousands of years in a deep sleep, this magical species has awakened in the middle of the real world to find refuge in our smartphones. Behind this tribute and this evolution of the concept of Tamagotchi, we find a much more complete game than a simple application of augmented reality where you have to take care of creatures by entertaining them, nourishing them and by dragging them.

The game relies in particular on the same bases as Pokémon Go by encouraging you to browse your environment and interact with the real world, but that does not stop there. In the title, full of unique creatures, it will be possible to cross each species to bring new news that have their own characteristics and their own DNA ! Better yet, Peridot is for all player profiles: teams have put a point of honor to reward both regular players as those more casual. For example, regardless of your game frequency, your peridot will never die, unlike its tamagotchi ancestor on which it was necessary to ensure grain.

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For the moment, no release date has been announced but Niantic plans to start the game on “certain markets” from this month, up to expand more and more the country that will benefit from the launch. progressive title.


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