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Nintendo’s first mobile game to be detailed on Thursday

Nintendo will reveal its first smartphone-based video game on Thursday, the company has seemingly confirmed.

Speaking during the firm’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, the new Nintendo chief executive Tatsumi Kimishina said the company “will talk about details tomorrow.” (via Wall Street Journal).

Reports have suggested Nintendo will reveal the game(s) at a press conference on Thursday.

Ninty had previously promised the first game will be released by the end of the year, with five available by March 2017.

The games are being made in partnership with mobile developer maker DeNA and the project is being led by Hideki Konno, the man behind the Mario Kart franchise.

Nintendo is yet to confirm whether the canon of classic characters will be featured within the game, but it seems sure the likes of Mario, Donkey Kong and Link will hit smartphones for the first time.

See also: 5 Things Nintendo needs for mobile success

The need for Nintendo to diversify into the new market – a course it resisted for so long – was underscored by the disappointing financial results it revealed on Wednesday.

The company returned to an operating profit for the first half of its financial year, but fell short of expectations.

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