Yesterday we reported on Nintendo and the fact they were going to hold a press conference this morning to do two things. First, the company was going to elaborate on their financials they recently just reported on for their second quarter. Secondly, they were going to debut and talk about their first mobile game.
We were concerned yesterday that Nintendo might debut Pokemon GO as their first official mobile game, of which they have 5 planned for release between now and April 2017. Thankfully this wasn’t the case. With Mr.Hoto of Mario Kart fame being the lead developer for the comapny’s first mobile title, we also thought that the chases of a racing/kart game were high. This also wasn’t the case.
So what is Nintendo’s first mobile game? It is a game called Miitomo and it is a Tomagachi-style game. Announced by Nintendo CEO Kimishima during the company’s press conference, Miitomo is all about interacting with your and other people’s Mii characters. For those of you not familiar with what a Mii is, this is your avatar within the Nintendo platform (Wii and the Wii U). So it takes a bit of inspiration from Tomagachi type of games.
Since they are partnering with DeNA for these game releases, Miitomo will be free with optional IAPs of course. Nintendo did mention that the IAPs won’t be unreasonable. Unfortunately there is some bad news with all of this. Instead of Miitomo being released this year, it has been delayed until early 2016. This wasn’t the type of game we were hoping for, but at least it is something. We were hoping for a Smash Bros type of game, or something with Zelda.
Are you happy about this new game, or were you hoping for something different? What were you hoping Nintendo was going to announce? Let us know in the comments below. Nintendo did mention that the rest of their mobile games will be premium titles, so that’s some good news.
Website Referenced: Engadget