Nintendo is gearing up to launch its first smartphone game next year. Details about the game are still a little fuzzy, but it appears that Miitomo is some sort of social game that involves interacting with other players. What we do know is that the game is free-to-play, and it is assumed that there are microtransactions involved.
The game was originally planned for a release this year, but it looks like Nintendo has pushed it back to March 2016 instead. The company is also planning to launch four other smartphone games by that time, which makes it look like Nintendo is going all in with the mobile game business. We’re not sure if Pokemon Go is included among these four games, but it would be really nice if it was.
Other information about Nintendo’s mobile games include the existence of a cloud transfer system, which will allow players to share data between mobile devices and consoles. This might indicate some sort of crossplay system for future titles, but only time will reveal what form this will take.
Nintendo has come a long way since openly declaring that it would never make mobile games. The partnership with DeNA seems to be coming along well since then. Interestingly, the company has said that it is not making a Mario game for mobile just yet, instead preferring to save their superstar for a later date.