Preregistration for Miitomo is now open, and in multiple languages, including English. Nintendo Account registration opened up a few hours before preregistration for Miitomo opened up, and if you signed up already, then it's just a couple of clicks to sign up. Nintendo also revealed that the currency you'll earn is called My Nintendo Platinum Points, with points awarded for preregistration and redeemable for rewards through My Nintendo, which launches with Miitomo. Those preregistration points will expire after 6 months, though. Still, we can hope for some cool prizes.

Miitomo Preregistration

The other news is that Nintendo says that Miitomo will go live in March, and the game is described as "free to start." It's not even really described as a game by Nintendo, just as a "smart-device app" but any move by Nintendo to mobile is worthy of note. The website shows off some of the features of the app in English, so you can see more of the game for yourself on the official site.

  • https://twitter.com/YuiKaosu YuiKaosu

    *shrugs*

  • Stetch

    Wooo .... so much hype ... *slowly claps hands*

    • Deckard74

      Is it even worth expelling the energy for a slow clap?

      • Stetch

        No. I have regrets.

      • Deckard74

        Well what's done is done, just take stock and move on with your life. Stock is very warming this time of year too.

      • Stetch

        So I heard.

    • Mr.Ace

      Im pretty sure Nintendo's first official game on the iphone will be Dr. Mario....nothing special

      • Stetch

        Dr. Mario is rather fun.

  • Edmilan

    Uhh.... Okay... *silently slips away when no one is looking*

  • Durduhdur

    I'm not sure I understand the urgency here. Why are we pre registering? Is there a limited number of registered users allowed? Or...?

    • Shaun Musgrave

      It looks like if you pre register with a Nintendo Account, you'll earn some Platinum Points, which I believe will work like the old Club Nintendo Coins/Stars when the My Nintendo service launches. That is, you'll be able to trade them for physical and digital rewards once you accumulate enough of them. Beyond that, no, all you really get is a notification of when the app releases.

      This kind of thing is pretty common in the Japanese mobile market, though usually without any reward at all.

      • Zerodactyl

        When MiiTomo releases, I don't think you can get platinum points by buying physical copies of games, but you can for purchasing digitally. Kinda sucks because I like buying the physical version of games, so it's gonna be difficult to achieve points.

        Also, did Ninty announce that there will be physical rewards, since I thought there were only gonna be discounts for games on the eShop for the time being (I haven't really kept up with the flow on MiiTomo, though, so I may be wrong).

    • Hoodin

      I'm sure Nintendo also wants a feel for the enthusiasm and how many people are following the MyNintendo/Miitomo dev/release cycle.

      • gmattergames

        The Wii and DS: the best and worst thing that could have happened for Nintendo, both significant innovations, but that success left Nintendo with their heads in the sand, blinded by brand pride, clinging to an antiquated hardware philosophy, oblivious to the mobile revolution that has since passed them by. I'm surprised they haven't been acquired by the Disneys of the world.

      • Derp De Derp

        They *are* the Disney of the videogame world. In that their mascots and consoles are still bought by many, but are seen as very family-friendly and easily-accessible. Whereas Sony and MS are more akin to Fox, Paramount or Universal. A wider range of different media, hit and miss.

      • ZeeMonkeyMan

        Nintendo is akin to Nintendo

  • curtisrshideler

    Hope Nintendo puts out an actual game as their next offering. But low expectations here that we'll ever see anything worth getting, for me.

    • nini

      Anything less than a fully fledged Zelda title selling for $20 won't do, can't even be $10.

      • curtisrshideler

        Zelda, Metroid, or even Mario. If it's a full game for $20 with no IAP, I'll buy it day one. Otherwise, if it's a f2p doll dressing app version 2.0, I'll emulate their classics and not pay them more money again. Their choice.

      • boydstr

        Totally agree a full console port from a wel known Nintendo game is a price between €15/€20 is justifiable.

    • boydstr

      I think there is a huge market out there for them so there must be a different strategy in the way how they choose their next game the WII U is not a success there share holders demand a better turn out it don't surprise me that Nintendo will goes the same way as Sega only as a software developer and that is something what is no good for no one.

  • Design by Adrian

    "Nintendo Account registration opened up a few hours before preregistration for Miitomo opened up, and if you signed up already, then it's just a couple of clicks to sign up."

    "...the currency you'll earn is called My Nintendo Platinum Points, with points awarded for preregistration and redeemable for rewards through My Nintendo, which launches with Miitomo."

    Carter sure struggled to make these sentences as short and clear as possible. I don't envy having that task! 😉

  • Hoodin

    So excited! 😀

  • ste86uk

    Registered for points but couldn't care less about this app.

  • boydstr

    Big letdown I hoped that "N" came on mobile with a huge surprise they had so many choises in there game library and I can't call this a game I hope there next attempt is a game from one of of their famous game characters most be an easy choise.

  • Nightxx

    Its all fun and games but once those toons start sharing secrets holy wars will start...

  • schail

    Funny thing is no one knows that this might be the sequel of Tomodachi life which sold about 3.12 million copies globally. Its an expansion of that game and now you actually get to see your character interact with your friends. Has Nintendo ever let us down with the quality of their games? I cant recall one single game that was not successful from Nintendo and this game is developed by Nintendo. DeNA will only handle the content updating and mobile related managing issues. This might not be as fun as playing Mariokart on your phone but it sure will get most of the people hooked to the game.