Niantic, the famous developer behind Pokémon Go, has come up with a new augmented reality smartphone game. This one will be called Transformers: Heavy Metal. And as its name suggests, it will give pride of place to the robotics franchise.
After the success of Pokémon Go and the more contrasting one of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic is tackling another big piece of popular culture. These are the Transformers, these gigantic robots capable of transforming into vehicles whose universe has been translated into comics, cartoons and live-action films. Not to mention the famous toys that make children happy.
The new game will be named Transformers: Heavy Metal. Like Pokémon Go, it will be based on augmented reality and will be released on our smartphones in 2021. It will involve integrating a group known as the Guardian Network and team up with the Autobots to challenge the Decepticons. “We worked very hard on this with Seattle-based development studio Very Very Spaceship. We will soon enter the pre-launch phase in some countries, and the global launch is scheduled for the end of the year.
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For information, Transformers: Heavy Metal will use Niantic's Lightship platform. Either the software that allows applications to augmented reality to use real-time 3D mapping. It should also be noted that the title can be played with several people in cooperation.
Executive producer of the future game, Phil Hong says he has been a lover of the franchise since his childhood. “If we jump back in time to today, these robots still have a big place in my life, maybe even bigger. That's why I'm thrilled to announce that Niantic is partnering with Hasbro and TOMY on our next real-world mobile game: 'TRANSFORMERS: Heavy Metal'.”
In addition, remember that Niantic has partnered with Nintendo to produce a new Pikmin game, also in augmented reality. It should be out later this year.
Get ready to ROLL OUT with TRANSFORMERS: Heavy Metal, a new #Transformers experience from @Nianticlabs. Sign up for more info at https://t.co/ZDoVrIc6fn. pic.twitter.com/JbOCiPd8iw
— TRANSFORMERS: Heavy Metal (@TFHeavyMetal) June 14, 2021
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