It’s Time to Move and Work Together with Friends in Niantic’s New Real World Mobile Game, Available Now on the App Store and Google Play
Ingress Prime builds upon Niantic’s foundational real world augmented reality game, Ingress, and leverages cutting-edge location-based technology to reveal the global game board and uncover Portals disguised as public art and landmarks. Agents will begin their journey in Ingress Prime with an all-new interactive story to introduce players to the immersive sci-fi universe and gameplay mechanics required to capture these Portals and the powerful resource, known as Exotic Matter (XM), leaking from them. Upon completing the training, players must choose a side between The Enlightened and The Resistance, two factions battling for control of these landmarks and the fate of the world.
Niantic’s hallmark real-world “Anomaly” events will play an important role in Ingress Prime, putting the outcome of key narrative arcs into the hands of Agents. These Anomalies bring Agents from both factions together for a weekend of competition, exploration, and celebration. For Ingress Prime, Niantic plans to host 12 large-scale “Primary” Anomaly events (three each quarter in Asia, Europe, and the Americas), complemented by more than 100 community-driven “Satellite” Anomaly events. The new events kick off on November 17 in major cities around the world including Barcelona, Austin, and Hong Kong. A full listing of events can be found at www.ingress.com/events.
A whole new dimension of the Ingress world will be showcased in “The Ingress Anime,” an all new CG-animated series developed in collaboration with Fuji TV and Craftar Studios in Japan. It will be released worldwide in 2019 on Netflix. The show merges Ingress Agents, gameplay, and narrative into a global sci-fi adventure thriller and features music from a number of artists including Alt-J.
Ingress Prime is available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone and on Google Play for Android devices. To learn more about Ingress Prime and receive future updates visit www.ingress.com and following www.twitter.com/ingress
Ingress Prime Celebration in Pokemon GO: Pokemon GO will also feature a celebratory in-game event where shiny green Cubone and blue Ponyta will be available for capture. Additionally, players will be gifted free in-game avatar items in support of Ingress Prime.
About Niantic, Inc.
Niantic, Inc., builds mobile real world experiences that foster fun, exploration, discovery and social interaction. Originally incubated within Google, Niantic, Inc. spun out in 2015 with investments from Google, The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo, and raised an additional $200 million in financing in 2017 from Spark Capital, Founders Fund, Meritech, Javelin Venture Partners, You & Mr. Jones and NetEase, Inc.. The company’s immersive Real World Games Platform powers the ground-breaking augmented reality games Pokémon GO and Ingress, which are available on the App Store and Google Play. Harry Potter: Wizard’s Unite is Niantic, Inc.’s third game and is being co-developed with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. For more information on Niantic, visit www.nianticlabs.com.