Nintendo has just released their very first smartphone game a briefing today and it will be called Miitomo, a communication app that uses Mii characters.
For those familiar with Nintendo’s platform, you probably already have a Mii avatar; which is basically a simplified representation of yourself. The avatars are then able to communicate with Friend’s Miis who are also on the game.
The Miis can also answer questions and automatically share answers so players that aren’t so socially inclined will find it easier to participate; potentially getting to know their friends better.
Nintendo also mentioned their new “Nintendo Account” system that will unify all Nintendo experiences across most major social media like Facebook, Google, Twitter and even your email. It will still require a universal My Nintendo account as well.
Using My Nintendo, users can purchase titles through Nintendo’s official website or via PC that can be downloaded directly to a Wii U or 3DS. The system also allows the brand to send notices and gifts via member profile.
On top of this, there will be a point program for smart devices and Nintendo’s existing system. You can earn points by buying software and playing games; the points them used to redeem discounts, add on content and original merchandise.
Nintendo will be launching Miitomo and My Nintendo come March 2016, with plans to bring five smart device titles by the end of March 2017.
Check out some screenshots of the new app, and maybe let us know what you think in the comments!