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News: App Supporting 3DS Tethering With Mobile Confirmed for Japan

App Supporting 3DS Tethering With Mobile Confirmed for Japan

Nintendo in partnership with DoCoMo

While tech-savvy gamers may already know how to 'tether' their 3DS to a smartphone in order to use its online connection, Nintendo has confirmed an app — in partnership with provider DoCoMo — that is rolling out in Japan. Its goal is to make tethering the portable system with a mobile's connection as easy as...

News: Investor Wants Nintendo To Create Mobile Titles With Game-Altering In-App Purchases

Investor Wants Nintendo To Create Mobile Titles With Game-Altering In-App Purchases

"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Please understand, Nintendo isn't keen on bringing its library of games to mobile right now — company president Satoru Iwata has been pretty firm on that point. However, Nintendo is an organisation which has shareholders, and that means it constantly faces pressure from...

News: Mobile Pokémon Clone Eco Spirits Hatches A Kickstarter Campaign

Mobile Pokémon Clone Eco Spirits Hatches A Kickstarter Campaign

No stretch goals set for an “Eco Spirits Rap”, though

Nintendo stated earlier this week that it currently had no plans to make or release any games — be they full size or mini — on mobile devices. This may have pleased some fans of the company, but it may also have disappointed others. If you fit in to the latter category, fear not — just...

News: Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Nintendo States There Are "No Plans" to Bring Mini-Games to Smart Devices

Satoru Iwata's Corporate Management Policy Briefing will reveal more

The Nikkei, a prominent business newspaper and website in Japan, recently published an article outlining its understanding of Nintendo's upcoming smart device strategies, highlighting its expectations of what will be announced later this week when Satoru Iwata provides an investor...

News: The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartphone Strategy, to be Announced This Week

Marketing and mini-games on the agenda

Nintendo recently announced major reductions in its sales and financial projections for this financial year, prompting various calls for action throughout the media and from fans. Those calls have naturally included suggestions to jump into the smartphone and tablet markets, though Satoru Iwata has stated that...

News: Nintendo Stock Value Rises After Buying Stake In Mobile Web Company Dwango

Nintendo Stock Value Rises After Buying Stake In Mobile Web Company Dwango

Embracing the mobile market

Mobile gaming is something Nintendo reportedly has no plans of participating in anytime soon. President Satoru Iwata previously made it clear Nintendo would lose its identity if it were to make such a move. On other occasions, he has said this field of games and software development is under absolutely no consideration...

News: Game Designers Reveal How Super Mario Bros. 3 Would Work As A Free-To-Play Mobile Title

Game Designers Reveal How Super Mario Bros. 3 Would Work As A Free-To-Play Mobile Title

It's not for the faint hearted...

Free-to-play mobile games have proven popular with casual gamers over recent years and there is seemingly no end of developers looking to create another addictive bird chucking or candy crushing title to harvest money from people's e-wallets. Many people have wondered if this free-to-play model can work for much...

Soapbox: Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating A Generation Of Talentless Players

Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating A Generation Of Talentless Players

Touchscreens are all very well, but Damien McFerran wants his pad back

As much as dedicated console players hate to admit it, smartphone and tablet gaming has really taken off of late. Companies like GungHo interactive are reaching the kind of audience and generating the kind of revenue that their more established rivals can only dream of, and...

News: Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Miyamoto: Working With Both Hardware And Software Offers Nintendo "Strong Advantages"

Not looking to move to smartphones any time soon, then

Abandoning hardware and becoming a software-only company would rob Nintendo of many "strong environmental advantanges", according to the company's most famous staff member. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Shigeru Miyamoto has refuted claims that making software for other hardware would...

News: House Of The Dead: Overkill Rises From The Grave On Mobile Phones

House Of The Dead: Overkill Rises From The Grave On Mobile Phones

Sega's Wii classic makes the jump from consoles to smartphones

Sega's Wii shooter The House of the Dead: Overkill has been ported to iOS and Android. Retailing for $4.99 (approximately £3.90), the game transports the expletive-filled zombie-blasting action of the Nintendo original to the small screen of your iOS or Android device. Here's the full...

News: Gunman Clive Blasting Onto The European 3DS eShop Before Christmas

Gunman Clive Blasting Onto The European 3DS eShop Before Christmas

North America must wait a little longer

Mobile gaming, whether you like it or not, is fast becoming a popular platform for game developers. Sometimes though, the games spread their wings and make the move onto a dedicated gaming device such as the 3DS; take for example SpeedX 3D, a hugely popular mobile game that now resides in the 3DS eShop...

News: Pokémon Pokédex Is Coming To iOS Devices In Japan

Pokémon Pokédex Is Coming To iOS Devices In Japan

A smart move?

Japan has had Pokédex 3D Pro available to download on the 3DS since July, and it seems the demand for Pokéknowledge knows no bounds in the Land of the Rising Sun. The Pokémon Company has announced today that it will be bringing a new Pokédex to iOS devices from November 16th. The base application, which costs 170 Yen, is similar...

News: Pressure Group Makes Fresh Calls For Nintendo To Embrace Mobile Phones

Pressure Group Makes Fresh Calls For Nintendo To Embrace Mobile Phones

Upwardly mobile?

Are you sick of hearing people saying that Nintendo should start making games for smartphones? Yes? Well prepare yourself for more nausea, because a new pressure group - with the snappy title of Nintendo Go Mobile - has been created to achieve just that goal. Here's what they have to say, spelling errors and all: Nintendo go...