Nintendo has announced a mobile app Miitomo, which will be the first product of company, designed for smartphones and tablets, reports portal VG247.
According to the concept, Miitomo is not a game. "This application of communication in which users also will be able to create your content," explained "the Tape.ru" the PR Manager of Nintendo in the Russian Federation Konstantin Govorun.
To provide users in the service will be avatars Mii - stylized creatures, which were initially invented to personalize accounts of owners of the Wii console and later appeared on other Nintendo platforms.
Miitomo will be released in early March 2016, and not until the end of 2015, as originally planned. The new product is the first of 5 apps that Nintendo plans to produce in partnership with DeNA to March 2017. Miitomo will be distributed on the model free to play. The remaining 4 of the product will spread according to the classical scheme: having paid once, the user gets complete access to the product and can use all its features.
In addition to the affiliate program with DeNA, Nintendo is involved in the research of mobile games Pokemon Go, we use the so called augmented reality. The new prepare for devices running iOS and Android.
The intention to develop apps for mobile platforms Nintendo announced in early March 2015. In the past, the company often did not want to "move" their own popular characters on phones and tablets.
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