To much surprise to kick off the morning, Nintendo has just announced that they have formed a partnership with mobile developer DeNA. With this partnership announcement, Nintendo is allowing DeNA to create brand new games based on Nintendo’s characters. These new games will be entirely new experiences, crafted around the strengths and aspects of mobile gaming. If you’re expecting to see any of the games released on the 3DS or Wii U platform being ported over, that will not be happening.
Also, Nintendo and DeNA will also be developing an online membership service that remains to be detailed. This service is supposed to integrate an ecosystem between PC, smartphones, tablets, 3DS and Wii U devices. The service is aiming to go live fall of 2015. More details to come in the coming months.
It’s surreal to see Nintendo is entering the mobile platform market, especially seeing that the 3DS is dominating with sales and has a massive install base already. Granted, the mobile market is practically in the hands of a majority of society, seeing that almost everyone owns a smartphone or tablet. What do you guys think? Would you want to see Nintendo IPs coming to the mobile market or should Nintendo stay apart from that market? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below!
[Source – Press Release E-Mail]