Niantic, the company behind Pokémon GO, is coming out with the real-world AR mobile game TRANSFORMERS: Heavy Metal.
“This will be a Transformers game unlike any other, an AR game where you’ll get to team up with the likes of Bumblebee and the Autobots in the real world, powered by the Niantic Lightship platform,” said executive producer Phil Hong. “We’ve been working super hard on this with Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship as the development studio. We’ll enter soft launch in select countries soon, and global launch is planned for later this year.”
He continued, “We hope you’re as excited as we are to get to play in the Transformers universe. Keep an eye on TransformersHeavyMetal.com for future news updates and to pre-register for the game.”
Niantic is teaming up with Hasbro and TOMY for the project.
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