Written by AndrewH
It isn’t any secret that Nintendo is a strong opponent when it comes to bringing official franchises from their platform onto cellular devices. The company absolutely will not consider any one of their games for non-Nintendo mobile gaming devices. It’s something that we have reported on the few times previously but, here we are talking about Nintendo and an application which may be coming to cellular devices.
In truth, the state Mii application is actually something we’ve reported on in November 2014 as coming this year. However considering Nintendo stubborn stance on mobile gaming outside of their very own platform, we weren’t holding our breath on anything actually happening. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata was inquired about their future regarding smartphones and tablets and true to Nintendo stubbornness, they reinforced their position in regards to porting their games over to smartphones and tablets. That position being it’ll never happen.
However Mr. Iwata did mention that the company looks “to develop products that will allow customers to recognize Nintendo products making people focus on Nintendo games” and this is where Mr. Iwata began mentioning the thought of a Mii app.
For example, some Nintendo game consoles incorporate Mii, which results in a digital avatar to represent players. It might be fun for players to use their Mii characters as icons on social networking. We are currently developing an application that will permit users to do that. The app will be announced at about the time our full-year results are released. – Nintendo President Satoru Iwata
In fact this is not the very first time Mr. Iwata has talked about making mobile apps and achieving them integrated into features Nintendo is wearing their various consoles and portable gaming systems. However it has been exactly that, a lot of speaking with nothing actually visiting life except for a tethering app for the 3DS that was only released in Japan. This being the second time a Mii app continues to be brought up by Nintendo does hold a little bit more merit to it also it could actually happen. Based on Iwata it already is under development.
Last year Mr. Iwata did say we’d visit a Mii app get released in 2015. It’s 2015 now and that he is still referring to it, which means you don’t know. What this isn’t though is Nintendo committing to mobile gaming. Which will probably never happen.
Website Referenced: IGN