Nintendo Reveals Plans For Upcoming Mobile App ‘Miitomo’

Nintendo Reveals Plans For Upcoming Mobile App ‘Miitomo’
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Nintendo has surfaced from its silent treatment towards the public and announced that it is developing its own smartphone game. On Oct. 29 last year Nintendo finally announced in Tokyo that it has created its first game for smartphones called Miitomo. Miitomo was then anticipated to be released before 2015 ends, but during the announcement it has been announced that it will be delayed.


The public can only wait but during its investor call this Feb. 4. Gamers are advised to make sure that their My Nintendo accounts are ready before it officially launches in March. My Nintendo service will launch in 16 countries.

According to Gearburn, the company has announced that the game will be arriving to both Android and iOS devices; however, it will not be open to everyone; thus, users need to sign up to the company’s Nintendo account service to pre-order the game. The company also explained that consumers can sign up to the service using their existing email, social media accounts, or current Nintendo Network IDs.

Pre-registered gamers will be the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo once it launches in March. Users who also sign up for a Nintendo account between Feb. 17 to March will also be offered a special Miitomo bonus. After launching Miitomo, Nintendo confirms that they still have plans to launch at least five smartphone games by the end of 2017. Among these will likely be the new mobile-based Pokemon game co-developed by Niantic called “Pokemon Go.”

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Miitomo, which is now being referred to as an entertainment app, can be a cross between a game and an app, whichever one chooses to refer to it. It is more of like an interactive app where users use Mii avatars to communicate with other Miis. Like social network sites, they can also share personal facts and interests with each other.