Pokemon GO Developer Niantic Announced to work with Hasbro And My To create a new mobile AR Transformers game.
Transformers: Heavy Metal is set up like other games in Niantic’s ever-expanding roster (such as Harry Potter Wizard Unite) to give it a formal title, and players go out into the real world. Seems to be encouraged to do that. Use AR to connect with the game.
Little has been revealed so far about momentary gameplay. In favor of the Niantic press release, the title is outlined below.
“Transformers: In Heavy Metal, players join the Guardian Network, a group of humans united with Autobots in the Battle of Destron. As Guardians, players discover hidden areas of the globe and resources. Find and fight Destron in solo or turn-based battles with friends. “
“Transformers is the perfect franchise for AR. Fighting and interacting with giant robots in the real world is a great experience,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic. “We want to meet the high expectations of Transformers fans around the world and offer games we’ve never played before.”
Niantic will oversee the project, and Seattle-based studio Very Very Spaceship will lead the development of this new title.
The game will be available worldwide later this year and will be available for soft launch “soon” in some countries.
I recently heard that Niantic is developing another Nintendo project and a Pikmin AR game, Pokemon Go.
Pikmin’s gameplay revolves around “activities that encourage walking and make walking more enjoyable,” so the game, Wizard Unite, Pokemon Go, and the title of this new Transformers all have different focuses. It seems.