Nintendo Finally Details Its Mobile Game Release Plans and My Nintendo Service
Yes, Nintendo, the virtually unchallenged titan of portable gaming for that market’s entire lifespan, is finally making the leap into games for mobile devices. The company has been quiet about plans for its mobile offerings so far, but they’re finally ready to let us know what to expect from the first one, Miitomo.
Well … it’s certainly Nintendo, for better or worse. Miitomo is a social game using Nintendo’s ubiquitous Mii characters that will have users getting into conversations with friends and answering questions about nose hair. Really:
Users can spark fun conversations and learn more about each other by answering questions such as “What song has been stuck in your head lately?”, “Do you believe in aliens?”, or even “If you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, what would you do?”
It’ll also have a feature for taking and sharing photos with users’ Miis, so it’s essentially a social network including/for your Mii, if that’s something you might be into. It doesn’t sound quite as exciting as the Pokémon AR game we’ve been daydreaming about (and which is, in fact, coming), but it’s just the beginning. Miitomo will launch alongside Nintendo’s new My Nintendo rewards service (the Club Nintendo replacement) in March, and players can pre-register for Miitomo by setting up a new Nintendo Account starting on February 17:
My Nintendo aims to become much more than a traditional rewards program. It is a more comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users with a Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience.
As for future mobile game offerings, Nintendo’s press release states that they’re planning to release five (including Miitomo) mobile apps by the end of March.
(image via Nintendo)
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