Breaking news is coming out of Tokyo this morning as Nintendo has announced that the company has teamed up with DeNA to bring games to smartphones and tablets. On top of that, the agreement is also to build a new multi-membership service accessible worldwide.
Tag: Wii U
Back in March of this year we mentioned that Nintendo was toying around with the idea of companion apps to extend the experience of their games. In that case we were talking about Animal Crossing at the time. Nintendo has long had a stanch refusal to move into the mobile market which as been reported on a few times already. However, due to a combination of terrible Wii U sales, sinking company-wide profits, and other factors, it looks like Nintendo is now finally moving into the mobile space with these companion apps and their first release confirmed as a Mario Kart 8 app.
Well isn’t this a tad ironic. After our post yesterday about Ouya which sent many of you, our readers, into a frenzy due to a comment about the Wii U, it appears that Nintendo may be looking at the possibility of supporting smartphone applications and games. Of course we’ve heard far fetched rumors before including the rumor that the Wii U actually was running a version of Android, or Nintendo was considering it at least.
Nintendo’s next possibly big product is going to be the Wii U and along with it comes a new component called the Mii-verse. This is a social gaming features that you will not only be accessed through the Wii U but also through your smartphone or tablet. An interesting move from a company who has long stood against smartphone and tablet gaming.
Here comes a crazy rumor that is starting to circulate the internet today. Apparently Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U will have the Android OS integrated into it. While this seems rather far-fetched, anything is possible in the gaming industry and crazier things have happened although this is up there in the Top 5 even as a rumor.