First Nintendo smartphone game coming before the end of this year

First Nintendo smartphone game coming before the end of this year
Back in March, Nintendo announced that it was teaming up with developer DeNA to bring new Nintendo games to mobile platforms. We now know that the first of these games will be available before the end of this year. In all, we can expect five titles from Nintendo to appear before March 2017 according to CEO Satoru Iwata.

The executive reiterated that Nintendo will not simply port over existing titles. That's because the game play on smart devices is different than on dedicated gaming consoles and Iwata says that the results would not be positive. While Nintendo does plan on using some of the characters that it is known for, the goal is to get smart device game players familiar with Nintendo. The CEO says that this will hopefully lead them to "explore more premium experiences on our dedicated game systems." In other words, Nintendo wants game players to enjoy playing its mobile games so much, that they shell out more cash to buy the upcoming NX console.

Iwata has high hopes for each of the smart device games, which is why the company is releasing what sounds like a small number of titles. He expects each game to be a hit and will run each one for a "a significant amount of time after their releases." He says that this proves how committed Nintendo is to gaming on smart devices.


 source: Nintendo via TheVerge, AndroidCentral

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34 Comments

1. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

This is what will happen.. Nintendo release Mobile Mario - Sales are Huge. Nintendo release NX console and GameBoy NX - Sales laughable. Nintendo release Limited Mobile Mario 2 with full unlocked only avalable on NX console and GameBoy NX - Sales decline. Nintendo acts like a child and bans all of its games from mobile platforms.. calling it a failure. Dont think Nintendo realises majority of its protenal average user doesnt want a new console (Xbox and Playstaion is already good enough) and Nintendo (Gameboys) are just laughble compared to 2007 phones let alone the 2015 beast we have today.

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

And still the beast phones today are crap for gaming. The controls for games that try to emulate consoles all suck. Then on mobile, they try to nickel and dime you every step of the way. There are a few good mobile games, but they are rare compared to all the shovel ware. Yeah, the 3DS may not have the best graphics, but the games are truly top notch. One of the best RPGs of all time, xenoblade chronicles, is on the 3DS(Which reminds me, I need to start it this weekend).

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

you don't need super tactile controls to play POKEMON, so yeah, mobile POKEMON is a good way to go forward.

4. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Who's forcing you to be a mobile gamer?

16. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

No one. He just said Nintendo is laughable, which is completely untrue, especially their handhelds.

20. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

LOL... I enjoy my mobile gaming a lot with the Xperia Z3 Compact + DualShock Controller + 3D Printed Phone Holder. Alternatively I also plut it to my TV with MHL 3.0 adapter and Play comfy with said Controller from my bed... Graphics are GREAT (except for PPSSPP emulation which lag on all Snapdragons somehow, but is still playable). And to be honest, touch based games are not that bad when you get used to them... I frequently play Modern Combar 5 directly on touch instead of the DualShock because I play better like that. Mobile Gaming is very good today, I don't know why you are saying is crap. I really feel is like having a PS2 in my hands... Specially with the previously mentioned PPSSPP upscaled to HD.

21. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Look at all the stuff you need to have a "great" gaming experience. And I wasn't counting emulation. The games were originally designed for handhelds, the irony. To have a great experience with a 3DS or vita, all I need is the console and a game. No adapters, no controllers, no stands.

23. gaming64 unregistered

You guys haven't tried Infinity Blade?

24. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I have, it got tedious after a while.

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't think anything you said here going to change the trend to mobile phone gaming. I have seen it. A lot of teenagers challenging their friends on mobile platform. This is the platform of choice for them and they are the future. I prefer the bluetooth gamepad to play some of the fps mobile titles but the new gen of gamer just when with the touch screen.

32. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I never said it will change anything. Stop twisting my words around. I just said the experience will never be the same. And I challenge my friends all the time on 3DS. And the people you are talking about are casuals. People who are hardcore gamers will have handhelds because they actually want a near console experience on the go. And this is a phone site. Of course people are going to prefer phones. If you go to an actual gaming site, the people would be singing a much different tune.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

There use to be a time when every gamer young and old would carry Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. Now i only see them playing mobile games. In fact that is their first personal computing device and also their gaming device. i also remember there was a time when hardcore gamer mean buying expensive GPU/CPU and building DIY PC. Now most of these shops are closing down as they are getting less buyers. Get on with time i have condition myself to accept changes, from bullding my first DIY PC runing a intel 8088 cpu, to consoles, to portables now to mobile.

5. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Nintendo didn't get to where they are by listening to people like you. Nintendo knows exactly what they are doing. If Nintendo we're to go go negative at $250 million a year, they wouldn't go broke until the year 2052. It's hard to even understand what you are saying. Grammar dude.

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

a lot of that money is from private stockholders. There losses can widen greatly if the stockholders are unhappy and sell

6. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The point of the games are to be fun. Not to look like they were built for a 2015 phone. I think Nintendo has the only consoles that hold value. Why the hell would play on an Xbox or PS4 when computers exist. Xbox and PS are not already "good enough". They blow and look terrible. Xbox One has a hard time even loading something simple like the Game of Thrones cross-platform game. My phone loads it faster than my Xbox One.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude they are about making bank. If this game is a success, then they will continue. What are you talking about? -1 if I could.

18. mildorzalost

Posts: 143; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

They're not releasing any important game on mobile... just minigames like candy crush or things like that... only to atract people to buy their consoles

22. gaming64 unregistered

Calm Down! There is One 4 U ;)

7. TheMobileOS

Posts: 3; Member since: May 08, 2015

Why don't Nintendo just learn that they should die? Just go to die like Sony, BlackBerry, Microsoft, Googlt and Apple. No one is playing these childish gaming junk like card and toys.

8. Sauce5 unregistered

You made an account... .. ... .... ..... ...... ....... ........just for that?

11. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Worst Comment ever. Is there anyone else you want to die? I don't see any of those companies dying anytime soon.

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is the most pathetic comment ever... If everything dies then there is no competition & everything else dies. Bro what are you smoking? Cause you are tripping face! Another -1 here... SMH

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

you'll die sooner than any of those company

27. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They shouldn't die. Nobody in their right mind would want hundreds of people get unemployed. They should adapt instead. Look for new ways to market themselves and cater the new generation. It's always like that in the technology world.

10. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I want pokemon,mario games and donkey kong that would be awesome ...

12. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Mobile Pokemon!!! I would buy this in an instant

19. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You already can. It's called an emulator...

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

emulator control is suck, and it drain battery really fast (compared to 3DS :P)

13. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Just wait and see you guys. I love nintendo. I hope they won't go the sega way.

17. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

They must pull out something that really integrate consoles and mobile devices

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