Mobile users in the US, Canada and the rest of the Americas can download the game now on both iOS and Android. Bloom was previously made available in Australia and Singapore, with more regions set to receive the game in the coming days.
Pikmin Bloom is similar to Niantic’s global mobile hit Pokémon Go, in that it’s built around the concept of making players go outside and walk.
Although Pikmin are central to the game’s theme, the main aim is to leave a trail of flower petals behind you as you walk, to make the world prettier.
Pikmin Bloom reveal trailer
Players have a finite amount of petals, which can be topped up by sending Pikmin out to find and bring back fruit. This can then be fed to your Pikmin as nectar, which makes them grow new petals for you to collect.
Players can also take photos on their walk and store them in their Lifelog, which is a diary that stores the number of steps you’ve taken each day.
A beta version of Niantic’s Pikmin game has been tested by invited players in Singapore since March, but today marks its official rollout and its final title, Pikmin Bloom.
An announcement trailer (shown in the embed above) shows the concept behind the game and includes a statement from Shigeru Miyamoto.
“For both me and everyone at Niantic, helping this app take shape has been a new experience and lots of fun,” Miyamoto said, adding: “My hope is that everyone will be able to create lasting memories together with Pikmin.”