You can now register for the new My Nintendo account service and the company’s first ever mobile game, Miitomo.
2016 will be the year Nintendo makes it mark on the smartphone market with a selection of new games and applications aimed at the casual market.
The first of these, Miitomo, is described as a “social experience that uses Nintendo’s Mii characters to engage friends in a lighthearted, playful and welcoming social setting.”
Players will be able to share pictures to social networks using the Miifoto feature, which will launch alongside the game next month.
You can register for Miitomo here, and getting in early may grant you a few bonuses on release.
Miitomo will be available in March 2016 for iOS and Android devices as a free download.
Nintendo describes the new service as “more than a traditional rewards program,” calling it a “comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways.”
The new program will have two levels of points, Gold and Platinum. Nintendo is yet to detail how these are gained and what they are for, but hopefully we can spend them on adorable plushies (like this one).
You can register for the new service here.
Nintendo plans to release a total of five smartphone games by 2017, hoping the combination of mobile games and NX will return them to “Nintendo-like profits.”
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