Nintendo finally confirmed today it will be making the leap to mobile game development as part of a new partnership with DeNA.
According to a statement released by the companies today, new Nintendo IP will be developed for smart devices and specifically optimized for this platform. In other words, rather than porting games created specifically for the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS you can expect entirely new titles on mobile.
I’m interested to see what Nintendo can do to cope with the inherent limitations of touchscreen gaming.
I was kinda hoping they’d go the other way and stop making consoles. It’s ridiculous that you have to pay what is essentially a $250+ hardware tax to play Nintendo’s 1st party console titles, since almost no 3rd parties are releasing decent games for it anymore. Even Nintendo isn’t really using the gamepad that much these days, plus for the next console cycle, I bet they could get Microsoft or Sony to pay them a shitload of money to develop exclusively for their platform. Hell, whoever had the big N on board as an exclusive would probably win the next gen console wars by default.
Edited 2015-03-18 01:12 UTC