That’s right, folks. Nintendo has decided to develop mobile games.
Today, Nintendo announced at their press conference two very cool new things.
Firstly, Nintendo will henceforth begin collaborating with Japanese developer DeNA to create new games for smartphones. That’s right, folks. Nintendo has decided to develop mobile games. Surprisingly, the company stated that the existing games built for the other Nintendo platforms such as the Wii U and 3DS will not be transferred. Despite emphasizing the new games for the mobile devices, it was clear that all Nintendo’s intellectual property will “be eligible for development” - including popular games such as Super Mario, Zelda and Pokemon.
The two firms confirmed plans to launch an online membership starting this fall, which will allow members to access their accounts across all platforms, including smartphones and PCs.
Nintendo finally confirmed the long held rumors of their next generation console. The newest hardware from Nintendo is codenamed “NX”.
The second announcement, was that Nintendo finally confirmed the long held rumors of their next generation console. The newest hardware from Nintendo is codenamed “NX”, was mentioned by CEO Satoru Iwata, who wanted to ensure his loyal customers that Nintendo is still wholly dedicated to the gaming market, despite their venture into mobile.
Giving shockling little information, Iwata said, “Because now we have decided on how we will make use of smart device, we have come to hold an even stronger passion and vision for the dedicated video game system business than before. Let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand new concept under the development codename 'NX'”. To date, that’s all the confirmed information, but it’s likely that we will see more information “next year”.