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Nintendo Partnering with LINE for ‘Dr. Mario’ Mobile Game this Summer

Once again Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has some breaking news concerning Nintendo and their upcoming mobile plans. Announced today, Nintendo will be partnering with chat juggernaut LINE to produce a mobile game based on the Dr. Mario franchise. Titled Dr. Mario World, the game will be coming to both iOS and Android and is pegged for an early summer 2019 release, according to the official press statement. The game will be initially released in approxiamately 60 countries and regions, which will include both Japan and the United States. And as expected it’ll be free with optional in-app purchases.

As pointed out in a follow-up tweet by Ahmad, this will now be the third company Nintendo has partnered with to produce a mobile game. They worked with DeNA on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Free) and CyGames on Dragalia Lost (Free). Hopefully we’ll be hearing more about Dr. Mario World in the coming weeks, and hopefully it won’t see any kind of delay like the upcoming Mario Kart Tour mobile game which was just delayed earlier today.