nintendo_logoslimNintendo and DeNA, two Japanese gaming giants in very different ways, have announced a partnership at a press conference just moments ago in Tokyo that will see them collaborating on smartphone games using Nintendo's iconic IPs. Gaming consultant Dr. Serkan Toto is at the press conference and live-tweeting some details regarding this major announcement.

The companies will create a multi-platform gaming network that will begin rolling out in fall of this year with plans to expand it globally. As part of the partnership Nintendo will purchase 10% of DeNA for $181 million, and DeNA will in turn get 1.24% of Nintendo. This is a bananas-level announcement, as Nintendo has been staunchly opposed to bringing any form of gaming to smartphones for fear of diminishing their value and possibly negatively impacting their own hardware sales. Welp, now Nintendo and one of the world's biggest mobile developer/publishers are very intimate with each other.

Update: Here is the press conference livestream:

Update 2: DeNA has released an official press statement detailing more of the partnership. Here is the main part of the announcement:

Leveraging the strength of Nintendo's intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA's world-class expertise in mobile games, both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo's IP, including its iconic game characters, for smart devices. The alliance is intended to complement Nintendo's dedicated video game systems business and extend Nintendo's reach into the vast market of smart device users worldwide. Under the alliance, DeNA will also be able to strengthen its gaming business at a global scale by leveraging Nintendo's IP.

The press release goes on to say that in order to maintain a quality game experience, all of the games that come from this partnership will be completely original games. Sorry kids, no ports of existing games. Also, all of Nintendo's IP library will be up for grabs for potential new games, and the smartphone offerings will be designed to point gamers in the direction of the full, "more premium experiences" that can be found on Nintendo's own hardware.

As for the multi-platform gaming network that the two will also collaborate on, it is described as an "online membership service" that will be accessible from PC, smart devices, and Nintendo's systems like the 3DS and Wii U. Nintendo has struggled in the past with creating engaging online experiences, and DeNA has a ton of experience running massive online networks of games.

  • RinShirika

    😀 I welcome this

  • Maglor

    Oh... Finally... This Moment Finally Come...

    • nini

      What, no ASCII cats?

      • InTheAir

        Maglor should post one on IGN, get 500 replies, and become an Internet star.

  • TimTim92

    I don't know how I feel about this..

    • speetz

      Me either. It seems to me what they are trying to do is make crappy, hollow DeNA "games" that basically just promote their first party games

  • iAjent

    I don't think people should get too excited.

    The article states they will be making smartphone games using Nintendo IP's, not porting/making Nintendo games for smartphones. There is a very distinct yet subtle difference.

    Basically, we'll get a newly developed, specifically for mobile Mario match 3 game but not something like Super Mario World. The difference here is that the match 3 game will be very similar to all the hundreds of match 3 games, just Mario themed. Where as Super Mario World is actually very awesome.

    • RinShirika

      I dont want ports.. Im glad its just new games designed for smart devices

      • iAjent

        You're missing my point. These games are merely going to resemble Nintendo games due to the use of the IP. What you will likely end up with is a generic base game dressed up in Ninty clothing. I'd be surprised if there was something genuinely unique about the games they plan to release.

        If you just want new games on mobile, you were going to get them anyway. New games come every week. My concern (and I think various others on here share this concern) is that Nintendo will dilute the reputation of their 'Seal of Quality'. (Most) Mobile games just aren't in the same league as the Nintendo classics, especially freemium/F2P.

      • evilabdy

        Maybe but knowing how much of a control freak nintendo can be about their IPs I'm willing to bet they will be decent

      • curtisrshideler

        Just like SEGA has done with Sonic, R.I.P.

      • justplainjay

        Sega and Nintendo are very different gaming companies with different histories, different cultures, and different levels of obsessive control over their IPs

      • DBrown519

        Yes it would appear that.

      • iamnotpretending

        Meanwhile, *plays pokemon shuffle on a 3ds which is a match 3 not on a smart phone.*

      • nini

        Ah but that's different.... real console, real payment to get it, not even the same!!

      • iamnotpretending

        Is it? Is there anyone who can deny an iPhone is essentially a console now? Also, I don't see how the payment is different if I pay for something on a phone vs a console.

      • EvanJO14

        Hmmm, you know a lot. May I ask where you got all this inside information? I don't think Nintendo is going to release a clash of clans style super Mario world lead your luigis into battle type thing. I believe they (maybe?) will come out with some good titles for Apple devices. However, knowing DEna, I'm not sure if they will be freemiuim or not. However, I could be wrong. You might be wrong. A random person who has a opinion about this might be wrong. What I'm trying to say is that so many people try to push their opinions on another. Trust me, it helps nobody. My opinion, you can take it or leave it, I don't care.

      • iAjent

        Why is my comment 'inside information' and yet yours can remain 'your opinion'?

        I thought this was a comments thread for discussing the issue?

      • Themostunclean

        Nintendo is historically very hands on with anyone using their IPs. Take for example Hyrule warriors. A game using a Nintendo IP created by an external studio based on an existing series/genre. Because of Nintendo's involvement it wound up being possibly the best of all the "Warriors" games. Nintendo isn't going to allow something as cheap as a CoC Kirby re-skin on the market, which seems to be what you're saying. If you watched the conference you would have seen they were very adamant about this not being the case. My belief is that this is not only good for Nintendo but great for mobile gaming in general, with their expertise and skill we may be on the verge of a whole new age of quality and innovation in mobile gaming.

      • iAjent

        Maybe. I might be surprised, and I'm usually a lot more optimistic, but I just don't know. This just seems like a knee jerk reaction to me. I guess we'll see.

      • Themostunclean

        I'll be optimistic until I see otherwise I guess. I do have a lot of faith in Nintendo. Remember that they brought the video game industry back from the brink by refusing to have their name attached to junk. The "Official Nintendo Seal of Quality" still means something today.

    • Dailon Huskey

      I hope not but yeah a clash of clans style mario or match 3 would be a step back didn't think of that thanks.

    • Goggles789

      I think the whole point of this announcement is to generate excitement. Let's just wait and see before assuming Nintendo is just going to make match 3 Mario.

      • iAjent

        I get that. But at the same time a little discussion/ debate can't hurt, right?

        We might disagree, but we won't know for sure until they release their first 'game'.

      • EvanJO14

        This dude is pessimistic, one of the many people who always see the dark side of life.

    • gaymerX

      Nintendo does not release cash grab games. I'm thinking they will be way more interested in putting out quality games that people love. Their IP is not something they take lightly.

      • Intendro

        *looks at Pokemon Shuffle and its freemium timer nonsense*
        ...well technically that was the Pokemon company, but... Do not want.

    • DBrown519

      Yeah I fear the same thing. It does not look like they will port older games.

    • Robot:String

      Yeah! Who wants a Mario-themed connect-3 game? Or stupidly simple games with some random Nintendo character?
      We want real Nintendo console games, like Dr. Mario, or Wario Wares!
      Stupid Nintendo and DeNA! >:(

  • MaekToth

    Yay, can't wait for a F2P-behind-the-back-Mario-endless-runner! I know, I know, DeNA does not like F2P too much recently, but that's just the very first thing that popped up in my head...

  • Exact-Psience

    Dena is a freemium pit. More classic IPs destroyed,

    • Martin Meier

      But under the "Nintendo"-brand, they will need GIGANTIC caterpillars to shove all the money into their HQ's. 😉

    • ramon31

      I wouldn't think so, nintendo isn't going to ruin its brand and shy you away from its premium consoles. I think the games will be more of a gateway.

    • RinShirika

      DeNA have changed and Nintendo wont just smear dirt over their IPs.

    • nini

      Yeah, that's probably the dumbest thing that's been said about this deal but it's typical "freemium will kill my gaming" kneejerk hysterics.

      • Martin Meier

        Agreed. I doubt that Nintendo will ruin its own brand. Till will tell.
        DeNA doesn't make just crap anymore. They have some premium stuff, too.

  • Jake7905

    Nintendo clearly wants to be the next King of mobile. Seems like there's some bad genes in the DeNA.

  • TJF588

    F-Zero from-behind infinite racer or bust.

    • Joltrabbit

      So ... AG Drive?

  • ramon31

    They state that the games are still going to have nintendo quality and be safe for children in terms of IAP. Sounds good to me.

  • Bliquid


    • Intendro

      Yep, cue the Internet exploding.

  • Dailon Huskey

    Thank god! And actually the new ideas with classic IPs is not a bad thing at all! Looking forward to it.

  • Keser-One

    And of course Touch Arcade fails to bring the WHOLE news to its readers (raging and entitled whiny Apple fanboys): "their next dedicated videogame hardware is codenamed “NX,” company president Satoru Iwata revealed at a press event today."
    So don't rejoice too much, this mobile venture of theirs is a Pokemon Shuffle kinda thing: quick pick-up-and-play cash grabs who leave players wanting more so they buy their main devices and games.
    Glad Nintendo will use the Apple/Android platform as advertisement for their company. Don't expect much more than that though.

    • RinShirika

      The NX platform im guessing will be their next console and will probably be capable of playing all the smart/cross platform games coming out of the alliance,

      They are not making demos of Nintendo games. Its NEW games designed for smart devices.

      • Keser-One

        Who talked about demos?

      • Dailon Huskey

        I see the new console would link to the mobile world which honestly isn't a bad concept but let's wait and see when they announce the console but my guess is that it will link w mobile devices in some way.

      • Timobrow

        You really think they're already announcing a new platform? The new 3ds just released. The improvements on the new iteration are too great to simply be a final hoorah to last only a year.

      • Dailon Huskey

        They are putting out a new console the NX

      • Themostunclean

        "More information next year". Means at least another 18 months before final reveal, 2 year minimum before release. Probably won't see it until fall 2017.

    • Timobrow

      I'm glad someone can see what's happening here. I disagree with the pessimism, but this also shouldn't be treated as the second coming.

    • nini

      Whiny and entitled gaming fanboys, entitlement knows no boundaries when it comes to trugamers.

    • Themostunclean

      That's not exactly relevant to this site. It's about mobile gaming so of course that would be their focus. It also happened to be the overwhelming majority of the conference. The NX was mentioned literally for 5 seconds.

      • Keser-One

        But it's still important news? 5 second game teasers get their own articles.
        Also a good article puts a context to the news it's dealing with. Here: Nintendo is just cashing in on the mobile market but are still 200% commited to their fans and dedicated consoles and market.
        See? A 5 seconds announcement brought up in literally one sentence.
        Take a seat.

      • Themostunclean

        Sure, but like I said- that's not really the focus of this site. They rarely, if ever, put ANY focus on the console gaming market. It's not the first time I've seen them gloss over or ignore important console news in favor of the mobile angle because that's the whole point of the site. Also, the article was actually written before the NX mention. I got the notification from TA while I was watching the live stream.

      • Keser-One

        That's why I was calling them out? Good sites update their articles all the time to avoid fan wars, misunderstandings and such.
        Your comment is really useless...

      • Themostunclean

        Why update an article with information that's completely irrelevant to the nature of the site? You seem to be the only person intent on being belligerent over it. And you're right, it's useless to try and have a conversation with a bully who's obviously just here to insult people and call them names.

      • Keser-One

        Haha if you think it was a conversation when you wanted to comment for the sake of it, with no arguments and logic (even though that's why I did and yet you stood your grounds)...
        But sure bring up the bully card to have the last word. Have a great day/night!

      • Themostunclean

        The logic is that there should be no expectation of console coverage on a dedicated mobile gaming site. How do you not get that? And you initiated this comment thread by insulting this site and its readers. That's called being a bully, so if the card fits... Have a happy St. Patty's day.

  • worldcitizen1919

    So more rubbish except with the Nintendo logo?? If they're not going to give us the best they have and what made them who they are then basically all we are in for is cash grabs ala King. For serious gamers there's nothing here.

    • Satan's Taint

      The only rubbish is your comment.

    • Themostunclean

      Arrrrgghhhh!!! Serious gamers!

  • ramon31

    My guess is that the Nintendo NX is going to be a Nintendo Phone.

    You heard it here first!

    • Dailon Huskey

      I don't think so but I think it can be linked w the phone in some way. Playstation tried the phone thing and it just doesn't work people are already comfortable with their phones and are not Gonna rush out it to buy a phone just to play these games.

    • bababewey

      Iwata said that NX is a dedicated games device. Probably not a phone.

      • falco

        I hope yes, because their touch screen on the Wii U controller is shit!

  • Timobrow

    Just a heads up: Nintendo only plans on making NEW IP games for smart phones. The way I interpreted this is that there will not be Mario and such coming to smartphone. This may not be true, however if they were to start making fully fledged Nintendo character games on phones, they know they would see a decline in purchases of their first-party platforms. So, whilst seeing Nintendo enter the market is great due to the quality of their games, don't expect to see any Mario or Zelda anytime soon.

    • Dailon Huskey

      I think mario and Zelda both will happen just not in the way everyone wants or thinks it will be. In other words we won't see a new Mario world game specifically for mobile but a game that stars Mario will happen.
      Please Mario world mobile that would Rock so much! Won't happen. Nintendo hates us 🙂

    • Dailon Huskey

      Could be the phone will be a controller or Soemthing like that

    • Shaun Musgrave

      Actually, Iwata said all IP without exception are available for this. But they are not interested in porting existing games to mobiles, so the games resulting from this deal will all be new games using said IP.

      • Dailon Huskey

        If done right the new for mobile games could be a really good thing for mobile gamers and nintendo itself. But if done wrong it would be a set back. What has been revealed so far sounds like it will be a good thing!

      • Themostunclean

        I agree. I'm hoping it drastically effects the standards of mobile gaming. If nothing else, Nintendo is a master at releasing quality software.

    • Satan's Taint

      Just a heads up: your reading comprehension sucks. It doesn't say that at all.

    • Themostunclean

      Got that backwards. They specifically said "New mobile games using EXISTING Nintendo IPs".

  • Stuart Wallace

    Holy sh*t!

  • Unfrozen

    I would love an E-Shop I could browse and shop from my iOS device. I would buy more E-Shop games if my 3DS E-Shop experience wasn't so painfully slow and convoluted. Steam gets around giving Apple the 30% cut by using your payment on file instead of selecting a payment method, as does Amazon 1-Click in their app.

    I also would play Pokemon mini games if they make them.

  • Adsinjapan

    This is going to be ugly. DeNa is notorious for their freemium models of games and Nintendo, staunchly refusing to be more global yet really struggling for the money, will make a lot of cheap, IAP-riddled games that will pale in comparison to the fully fledged premium Nintendo titles that they wish to point you to.

    • nini

      I think the "pales in comparison" thing will be the clincher for the core gamer. It will not meet with their idea for a good game no matter if it's a quality experience or not and be instantly derided as for casuals and the end of Nintendo or some bull like that. Anyone else who's not a completely dorkish obsessive trying to preserve the concept of gamers as closed-off whiny elitists who believe gaming is just for them and anything they don't like is clearly an affront, this could work exceptionally well and that's what counts to Nintendo, new profit avenues.

  • Andrew Smith

    "the smartphone offerings will be designed to point gamers in the direction of the full, "more premium experiences" that can be found on Nintendo's own hardware" -- That kills my interest a lot. It doesn't sound like they're embracing smartphones, or that they're going to create anything special. What we're going to get is the equivalent of movie tie-in games, just lightweight experiences designed solely to briefly interest us in the main product, just long enough to buy it.

    • Bob

      Yup, its just more of Nintendo looking down their noses at smartphone gaming as not being capable of a "full" gaming experience like you can get on the awesome 3DS. It's BS really. I mean there's no doubt that gaming on smartphones has it challenges but if the games are designed from the ground up to take advantage of the strengths of the platform you can create some fantastic stuff. We won't get that from Nintendo. Instead we'll get half-baked adverts for their "real" games...

      • nini

        Kinda makes sense, they're still in hardware after all and it makes no sense for to sell the good stuff elsewhere if they make their money selling hardware to play the good stuff. Might make for butthurt gamers who didn't get what they wanted sure but it's practical business sense too.

      • Bob

        The reason they are moving towards smartphone gaming (even to this extent) is because of the difficulty they are having in the hardware market. Advertising their games on smartphones isn't going to help them. THat ship has sailed and the market has changed. They need to fully embrace the new market - not use it as some sort of "gateway drug" to what they continue to erroneously believe is the "promised land" of mobile gaming - their own hardware.

  • Joshua

    Use and iPhone and Android as advertised Nintendo! I wanna see mini games and see the statics of amiibo with NFC also look your health statics with the new app HealthKit of iOS with WiiUFit Nintendo has so much potential to use mobile device as advertising and be a path consumers buy more Nintendo products. But ibut but Nintendo please use this bridge between consumers wisely dont use apps for milking our money with fremium games with microtransactions please I implore you begging you!!! Be a bridge please !!!!

  • Anonomation

    Sure nintendo sounds great but I want ports of the old games such as Super Mario Sunshine or Super Mario 64. Not Super Mario Card Battles

  • curtisrshideler

    All I want to do is play the official ports of the games I'm already emulating. I mean, if it's between a Mario auto runner that's as lame as the latest auto Sonic and a port of a classic, I'd MUCH rather have a classic port like Super Mario Brothers 3! Also, Metroid Prime Hunters, the old DS game, would be amazing as a single player or wifi multiplayer experience on iOS.

  • Kirs

    They refused to go mobile(smartphone,tablet) for a long time. And when they finally do? DeNa.... /facepalm

    • Dailon Huskey

      Hope they don't make mario godus 🙂

  • JosephWelke

    Not much to see here, really. Interestingly, I first heard about this in a story on NPR radio this morning!

    No, I have no faith in the quality of these potential games.

  • iosbuddha

    woo super mario endless runners with $20 yoshi iap
    just what I was hoping for!

  • LordShad0wz

    Isn't DeNA mobage ? I remember mobage and I hated their IAP practices.

  • Praymettin

    "DeNA's world-class expertise" my "..." !

    Of all the mobile companies out there, why it is DeNA, one of the few companies who corrupted gaming with iap's or timers, "casuality" , low quality and "online only" others being King, Zynga, Gree and the devil behind: "Facebook".

    This will be a huge mistake, reducing Nintendo from a legend to "just another game company" if they bring their mainstream games this way. A Nintendo mobile phone was enough, why Iwata sama? 🙁

    I don't want to play "online only" Pokemon with occasional "Do you want a Porygon?: 4,99 only!"

  • nini

    Huh, aren't DeNA those guys who came and gutted ngmoco, turning them from respected developer and publisher into another F2P publisher? Not sure what to expect really from this, I know DeNA are a far bigger company in Japan where they're based but their western output doesn't fill me with confidence. Just take a wait and see approach, might surprise us.

  • Quazonk

    I'm trying not to be a pessimist here.

  • SpoomMcKay

    Wow they could have done something great with ios, bringing classic nintendo games like super Mario 3 and a link to the past. Instead we will probably see a bunch of crappy IAP filled endless runners.

  • Brendan Charles

    Oh god I hope they dont butcher all of their franchises with horrible FTP abominations.

    "You need 1,000 Metroid bucks to proceed to Zebes. Get 100 Metroid bucks for $4.99!!"

  • Squablo

    Am I the only one who sees this as Nintendo FINALLY releasing a proper Nintendo Network, or something along the lines of Xbox live and PSN? I mean, club nintendo is done in June. E3 is in June. Now this announcement? I don't think you all are looking deep enough here......

  • HippoHumper

    It was only a matter of time

  • iValerio1990

    Oh no no no no no......

  • hitmantb

    Just don't make the same mistake Sega did with the console ports. People don't want them, they won't be successful.

    It is 2015, Mario/Zelda ports against Puzzles and Dragons / Monster Strike would be as effective as Michael Jordan trying to guard LeBron James at age 50. Let legends stay as legends, don't ruin it.

    Nintendo is struggling as a company, losing money every quarter. 3DS is dead in the waters against smartphones, tiny niche market. The company desperately needed a change. Its stock is down 50% from 2007 high, right when iPhone launched.

    DeNa doesn't have a top 20 grossing game in Japan today. It is a good combination for both companies. Nintendo's Pokemon was the original card game, they can do very well with freemium and good IP, just look like how Kabam got to top 10 grossing with Marvel: Contest of Champions after they struggled for a while.

    • Goggles789

      3DS is dead in the waters? I just read an article saying it outsold the PS4 and the Xone last month.

      • Kugiro

        That's because the new 3ds came out....

    • Intendro

      "3DS is dead in the waters against freemium because bigger money automatically means better"
      "People don't want premium or ports even though people are clearly saying they do"
      *notices that the person saying this is the guy who praised absolutely everything about freemium, including timers, in the "the best freemium games are better than the best premium games" thread, along with him claiming that after playing freemium you won't want to go back to premium's "gimmicks" of exploration and story, and thus he's just trying to push his opinions on everyone*
      So you're still pushing your opinions on everyone and thus still making it harder to take you seriously. You need to stop that if you're serious.

      • Intendro

        I am trying not to be rude here. I am trying to point out the error in what he's saying, and how he's saying it.
        Premium lives. 3DS lives. They're still here and they're not going to go away just because freemium games make lots of money too.
        I am hoping Nintendo, of all companies, will do the good, and timerless freemium (games are meant to be fun, and are meant to be played). Cautiously optimistic. Let's see what happens.

  • Goggles789

    A surprising amount of negativity from the entitled crowd. Let's all just get our hopes up for once. This could be something cool.

    • Anonomation

      For the hopes to be brought down again? For the hundredth time?! No siree!

    • EvanJO14

      I like you goggles, everybody cheer up!

      • Goggles789

        Aw shucks!!

  • Indyalpha

    I haven't bought a 3ds game since I got my first Iphone (it's still in a box around here somewhere though)

    • Unfrozen

      I bought mine, played one game then didn't touch it for a year. But wow their catalogue is pretty awesome. The E-Shop is painful but if you can bear it you should at least give some of their demos a try. Smash Bros is great, Super Mario 3D World is pretty awesome and Link Between 2 Worlds is supposed to be one of the best Zelda games. A lot of good games started popping up.

  • Chris Brady

    So they finally got with the times. I've been saying this is what they should have been doing for a while now.

    • Goggles789

      Glad they finally listened to you.

  • Squablo

    I have been a long time handheld gamer. When iOS gaming started taking off, I shouted the death of dedicated handheld devices. How could they succeed against the mighty iphone? The 3DS struggled to find its feet, and the Vita never really got a pulse. It looked as if the end was near...........then.......something happened.

    While Nintendo doubled down, and the 3DS library started to flesh out, the iOS games started losing quality. You see, ios/smartphone gaming has not evolved the way I thought it would, and I would even say it's gotten stagnant. The MFi controller support was never handled properly, and free to play crap titles rule the App Store. Meanwhile, the 3DS has perhaps one of the best game libraries of any handheld generation.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that I believe the market for dedicated handheld gaming devices still exists. The 3DS is still very relevant, even though I thought by now it would be gone. It goes to show you that software is indeed king. Let's hope Nintendo holds true to its tradition of quality games.

  • rayray307

    If you can't beat them, join them.

  • rayray307

    Their new console is a phone.

  • H4nd0fg0d

    No comment, comment.

  • lazrhog

    No complaints about Nintendos "first step" into mobile.... We all know where it's going and I Like it 🙂

  • grenadedodger

    I am so going over to IGN comments with "ahahahahahahahaaaa ahahahahahahahaaaa" and then bask in the butthurt of all the phone game haters! 🙂

    • Mekklesack

      You shall drink their tears.

  • Mekklesack

    The NX is probably a Roku/Apple TV kinda of device which have become more common in living rooms and in the public consciousness. Probably to play those DeNA games and draw mobile developers to their platform. They must have a secret weapon that's better than both Steam and the AppStore combined, otherwise it won't "disrupt" the we do things in our spare time on the couch.

  • Mekklesack

    In the end those who visualized benefiting from the death of Steve Jobs would eventually be absorbed by his revolution.

    No one can live up to the dead.

  • thiagovscoelho

    This can't be happening!! It's over! Nintendo lost! The old days are over!

    • boydstr

      I think there is no other way for Nintendo the WIIU is not a system seller like the WII did the only way to make money is that a lot of 3party developers making games for the system but that is not going to happen,so if they don't want going the way Sega did they need to bringing games on smartphones handheld consoles are outdated smartphones can do the same or in some cases better if they want to survive it is the only way.

  • Holcman

    Nintendo... Coming to IOS... With Nintendo quality premium releases... I'm very excited.

  • Duckster

    We'll have Flappy Mario plus a 3DS micro to look forward to. LOL

  • boydstr

    Bring it on Metroid/Caslevania/Donkey Kong/Zelda/etc.etc.

  • muttso1o

    While it is good for Nintendo i'm afraid we will see Mario suites for €/$ 0,99 appear.

    • muttso1o

      Should add to it that Nintendo stated that we should not hope that Mario or any of there IP's will make it to mobile.
      But games that reference or are in the spirit of them. Still we can hope.

  • Redslayer50

    I stayed with Nintendo throughout my whole life. I don't care if I get made fun of for not being "mainstream." I believe in them, no matter how strict/stubborn it may seem. They always have a little surprise at hand, and they are my childhood.

    • Squablo

      I own every piece of Nintendo hardware ever released in North America, including the Virtual Boy! There is something special about them.

  • Zenfar

    Add Apple needs to buy Nintendo to the list of advice that Apple correctly didn't listen to.

  • Taeles

    My Co-Worker : Wooo hoo, nintendo games on mobile!
    My Reply : Or more likely 100 crappy free to play deNA titles on the 3ds and wiiU since nintendo is very curious about free to play but no real incling as to how to go about it.

  • Mekklesack

    I assume that the Nx is just software like Steam or the App Store, or it could be a full blown tablet device that allows you to interact with other mobile devices (similar to, or very much like the Wii-U gamepad, and Battlefield Commander). A main hub to fully interact with Nintendo and DeNA created software as well as a main place to find these games. Also with the inclusion of couch co-op you'll have online co-op between devices: ShadowGun, Deadzone already demonstrated that you could play against people on different branded devices. Nintendo is very much married to their handheld Trojan horse, ever since the GameCube their home console has been a mere distraction while they generated revenue from their multi tier handheld devices (GameBoy DS), and it looks like they are going to do that again with the NX. Would you buy a dedicated gaming tablet instead of an Android or iPhone?

  • Mekklesack

    Oh yeah, one more thing! Punch Out!! Duh! Maybe with the newly reformed Mike Tyson! Sweet!


    I don't know, I don't think even Nintendo IP could stand much of a chance against the overwhelming number of iOS and Android that have actual powerhouse and surprisingly appealing free games(some of it, most sucks).

    Unless they design their game such that they stand out among the crowd, I don't think their entry will be relevant to the masses. it takes substantial promotion, words to words to get a game running. And they also competing with major game companies.

    I feel they make games solely to promote their console will backfire, Unless it is a proper game that have scores and achievements link to your console games and back. Need For Speed Most Wanted on smartphone outsold its console counterpart largely due to it is a proper game, less expensive and allowing gamers and non gamers to get into the game.