Niantic’s Next Creature Collecting Game Peridot Launches Globally In May
Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs’ next game Peridot is finally launching May 9, after having been in beta in select territories for a number of months.
First announced in April last year, Peridot is the next IP from Niantic that looks to offer a Tamagotchi-like take on its AR format. Now, Niantic has announced that Peridot will launch globally on May 9, with pre-registrations already available on both the Apple Store and the Google Play store. Anyone who does pre-register and also plays within the first two weeks of launch will also be able to net themselves a launch-exclusive hat cosmetic for their Dots, Peridot’s cute creatures you raise and collect.
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Whereas Pokemon Go is more about catching and battling your pocket monsters, Peridot places a big emphasis on breeding. In the game you’ll be raising your Dots, and breeding them can produce entirely unique critters whose looks will be a makeup of their parents. “Every Peridot is 100% genetically unique,” Niantic said in a press release announcing the release date. “They inherit a mix of genes from their parents that can make them blue, black, metallic, fuzzy, goat-horned, big-eared, bushy-tailed and an infinite number of other ‘looks’.”
The big focus outside of breeding your Dots is to interact with them by playing with toys, or exploring their environment. They can also sleep, eat, and get bored, and each has a unique personalitie. As you continue to look after them, they’ll eventually grow into teenagers, and then adults, where they’ll be able to hatch Dots of their own.
You can also head to the Peridot website to sign up to be notified as soon as the game is available in your region.
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