Niantic introduces new real-world AR mobile game Peridot

Nearly two weeks after Niantic acquired creative AR studio NZXR, it has announced a new real-world AR mobile game called Peridot. The new game will be entering a soft launch testing phase in select markets soon. 

Niantic explains the new title as an “original franchise that puts the joy of caring for, raising, and breeding adorable one-of-a-kind creatures in your hands”. 

The Story of Peridot

After thousands of years of slumber, Peridots (or Dots for short) are waking to a world vastly different from the one in which they used to roam, and they’ll need our help to protect them from extinction.

You’ll foster your own Peridots as you embark on this experience. These are creatures who feel so real, you’ll love every moment raising them from birth to adulthood. While you explore the world together, you’ll get to learn more about your cute new friends, develop a bond as you nurture and play with them, and work with other players to diversify their species.

If you want to pre-register for Peridot, you can sign up for Niantic’s email newsletter here

Written by Maya Robertson

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