Nintendo have announced a new partnership with mobile software firm DeNA to bring new games to mobile platforms.
The games will be new titles rather than ports of existing Wii U and 3DS games, but will be based on Nintendo’s existing IPs like Mario and Kirby.
Nintendo’s Press Release states that “In order to create completely new game experiences for smart devices, all Nintendo IP will be eligible for development and exploration by the alliance. As these consumers enjoy the unique kind of gameplay found only with Nintendo, they will have the opportunity to explore even more premium experiences on Nintendo’s dedicated video game platforms. Information on upcoming games and availability will be forthcoming.”
According to MCV, there is also a plan to offer a subscription-based service of some kind. Might this be the replacement for Club Nintendo, which is due to finish this year?
“Nintendo and DeNA also plan to develop an online membership service that is accessible from smart devices, PC and Nintendo systems, such as the Nintendo 3DS portable system and the Wii U home console. The membership service, which is targeted to launch in the fall of 2015, will be built on DeNA’s extensive experience and capabilities in online membership services.”