CEO Blog Update: Nintendo Partner And Pokemon Go Developer Niantic Labs Opens Japan Office

US-based Niantic Labs, the Google spin-off that Nintendo (7974), The Pokemon Company and Google itself invested US$20 million in back in October, now has a presence in Japan.

The company made it into the headlines in the gaming world in September as Nintendo’s chosen partner for the co-development of Pokemon Go, a GPS-based mobile game using augmented reality to bring Pokemon creatures into the real world.

(The news of the Tokyo office didn’t make it into English-language media this week and isn’t mentioned on the company’s official site either.)

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