Pokémon Go creator Niantic announces Transformers: Heavy Metal AR game

Niantic, understood finest for its work on enhanced truth video games Pokémon Go, Ingress, and Harry Potter: Wizards Join, is dealing with the Transformers next. A brand-new AR video game called Transformers: Heavy Metal is pertaining to mobile phones later on this year, Niantic and designer Really Really Spaceship revealed Monday.

In Transformers: Heavy Metal, gamers will sign up with a group called the Guardian Network and collaborate with the Autobots to challenge the Decepticons. Gamers will reveal surprise areas throughout Earth to discover resources and fight Decepticons in turn-based fights, Niantic stated in a press release.

Very first screenshots of Transformers: Heavy Metal reveal Autobots like Bumblebee and Decepticons like Skywarp will be included in the video game.

Bumblebee battles a Decepticon in Transformers: Heavy Metal

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The world map of Transformers: Heavy Metal showing Bumblebee and various Decepticons

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Transformers: Heavy Metal utilizes Niantic’s Lightship platform, the software application that makes it possible for enhanced truth apps to utilize real-time 3D mapping and multiplayer social experiences. Transformers: Heavy Metal can be played cooperatively with good friends, Niantic stated.

Niantic strategies to introduce the brand-new Transformers video game worldwide later on this year. A soft launch will be readily available in choose areas “soon.” The business is likewise dealing with a brand-new AR video game based upon Nintendo’s Pikmin franchise being available in 2021.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.