Nintendo Announces 'Miitomo', the Very First iOS and Android Game
Nintendo has finally unveiled its very first entry to mobile gaming called Miitomo during its press event on Thursday. This game will be released in March 2016 for both iOs and Android devices. Also, this free-to-play game is just the first out of five titles that the company is planning to introduce and release by March 2017.
As mentioned above, Miitomo will be the first mobile game from the giant company in partnership with DeNa, which is a mobile company. Originally, the game is supposed to be released by the end of 2015 but it has been moved to March 2016. According to Tatsumi Kimishima, the President of Nintendo, there will be a total of five mobile games that will be released by March 2017 and these games are compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems.
Miitomo is considered as a "freemium" game, which simply means that it is free and can be downloaded by everyone. However, you will have to pay for in-app purchases. Based on the live coverage of wall street journal, the company is also planning to release other games. However, these are not for free so you to need to pay for it before you can download it.
Miitomo is basically based on the Mii avatars that have been present within the gaming community of Nintendo ever since the release of the Wii way back years ago. It allows users to create their own avatars and interact with other gamers online. Other things of what users will be able to do with that game have not been revealed yet.
After the announcement of Miitomo, a lot of investors were disappointed because the the company's share in the market has dropped for about 10 perfect. DeNa's market, on the other hand, fell by over 16 percent. According to Serkan Toto, Miitomo is disappointing. He also added, "It would have been so easy - just cooperate with DeNa to create a free-to-play mobile game with Mario or other popular IP and set yourself up for a new, potentially enormous revenue stream," on Tech in Asia.