Niantic has made Peridot official, its new original video game for iOS and Android mobile devices in which fantastic creatures are the protagonists. With the same philosophy as in their previous projects, the new game from the authors of Pokémon GO is based on two major concepts: geolocation and Augmented Reality. We tell you what Peridot is and what your gaming experience will be like.
Take care of your pets and explore the world: that's Peridot
In Peridot, the relationship between your pets and yourself goes one step further. This new original franchise from Niantic puts at our fingertips the possibility of caring for, growing and raising creatures from a world far away. After thousands of years of lethargy, the Peridots wake up in our world waiting for our help to avoid extinction.
So, at the start of the game, we'll meet our first Peridots and raise them until they become adults. "As you explore the world together, you'll get to know your cute new friends better, bond as you care for and play with them, and collaborate with more players to diversify their species," explains Ziah Fogel, Senior Product Manager at Niantic.
As we can see in the images, there will be different archetypes of these creatures, so the spirit of "gotta catch'em all" has spread to these Peridots. By taking them out for a walk we will be able to take advantage of the possibilities of Augmented Reality and discover new functions and mechanics.
Peridots will be available soon on iOS and Android devices. Pre-registrations for launch will be opened at a later date. The beta period will begin this April.