Update: Nintendo announced today that their first mobile game will be called Miitomo, a free-to-play social networking game featuring Nintendo’s Mii avatars. The game will use Nintendo’s new service, My Nintendo, which will bridge the company’s consoles and smartphones devices.
Miitomo is set for release sometime in March 2016, which is actually a delay from the original Fall 2015 release window that Nintendo outlined in their initial mobile gaming initiative announcement last Spring. Nintendo’s next four mobile titles are to be released before March 2017 and will be paid downloads.
Guess we still have to wait a little long to play Mario on our phones…
Original Story: While we’ve known for some time that Nintendo is getting involved in the mobile gaming market, having announced earlier in the year that they had partnered with leading mobile gaming firm DeNA to produce titles for the smartphone and tablet market, the company has since been silent about what exactly those games will be. That’s all set to change tomorrow.
As reported by Cult of Android, Nintendo will be unveiling their first title on October 29th, seven months after first announcing their foray into the mobile sector. This will be the first of five games set for release before 2017. Nintendo has confirmed the news, with new chief executive Tatsumi Kimishima simply stating, “We will talk about details tomorrow.”
This is a very interesting time for Nintendo, as their console business continues to flounder with the struggling Wii U and their aging 3DS handheld begins to lose steam. The company is poised to unveil their next home console, codenamed the NX, sometime in 2016 and are surely hoping that their mobile business will give their gaming division a much-needed boost while the rest of it plays catch up.
We’ll have more details regarding Nintendo’s first mobile title as they become available.
(via: Cult of Android)