Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing five smartphone games by March 2017. While this may seem little for a company of such caliber, Nintendo’s CEO and President, Satoru Iwata, said that “this is not a small number at all.”
Iwata explained that Nintendo will be aiming to ensure that each mobile title will be a hit. He wants to demonstrate how much Nintendo is willing to commit to the smart device business. If this is indeed the case, it’s likely that the company’s mobile games will not be a mere casual one.
Just as we have previously written, Iwata reiterated the fact that Nintendo will not be porting any of its existing titles to phones. If you were hoping to play Pokemon or Mario on your smartphone sometime in the future, we’re sorry to let you down.
More details on the online membership service that Nintendo and DeNA are working on together have also been revealed. Although it still remains unknown if it will be a paid subscription, it’s confirmed to be a cross-platform membership that works on mobile devices and Nintendo’s own consoles.
Nintendo’s first mobile game will be released by the end of 2015. Details on the game still remains sketchy, but hopefully – especially for Nintendo’s sake, it will be a game worth looking forward to.
(Source: The Verge)