The Avengers are not the only shiny new toys available to the Pixel handset owner, as the animated stars of the upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie have come to the Google Playground app.
Just a few weeks after Avengers: Endgame to the AR app, on Thursday, Google published a Playmoji sticker that teleports Pikachu and his friends into your living room.
It is of course not the first time that Pokémon fans have been able to photograph their favorite pocket samples in enhanced reality. Look, it's this little app called Pokémon GO; Maybe you've heard about it? The game recently added an improved realistic photo mode. But I do not mind.
In addition to title characters, Charizard, Jigglypuff and Mr. Mime is available to set in the real world. After the installation of the Playmoji package from the Play Store, users can place the characters in their environment via the Playground mode in their camera app. The user can place all four pocket samples in his camera view at once and, as with other Playmoji, mix them with characters from other packages.
"Package features Pokémon from the movie, completely animated and sounds like their movie counterparts," says Elisabeth Morant, Playground Product Manager at Google, in one statement. "Thanks to ARCore's motion tracking, light estimate and real-world understanding, they feel they are really there with you. You can even take a selfie with Detective Pikachu and share a smile when he reacts to your real-time facial expressions through machine learning , "
While the playground is only available on Pixel devices, the detective Pikachu adhesive package is available via AR stickers on the Moto Z3, Z3 Play, the Z2 Force, the G7 Plus, the G7, the G7 and the G6 Plus via the Motorola Camera app and select LG phones, namely G7 ThinQ and V40. (Other Android devices can accommodate playgrounds for those who are determined enough to bypass the device's exclusivity.)
Since restarting the AR Stickers app as a playground, Google intends to keep the content fresh, adding Childish Gambino, the expanded Avengers package and new theme packs to the existing Star Wars, Stranger Things and other original characters list.
The Playmoji package is the second AR campaign (so far) for the movie and joins the ongoing 7-Eleven campaign. (This temporarily marks the second film Starring Ryan Reynolds that has benefited from a 7-Eleven AR bond.)
While reinforced reality to promote the franchise claiming that the largest AR app is so far appropriate, what is the unexpected is that The Pokémon Company has not yet called Pokémon GO itself to promote the film. Then it's another week to go to Niantic to pull a Lopunny out of his hat.