Nintendo and its closest partners have gradually become more accustomed to the busy world of social media. Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and various others have been picked up by Nintendo in various regions, and are often used to reveal release dates, special editions and all manner of announcements.

HAL Laboratory, which is independent of but very closely affiliated with Nintendo, has finally joined the bold world of Twitter. It is posting in Japanese, naturally, with its first tweets saying hello while admitting that it won't be responding directly to follower's messages, and also pointing to an article on its exploits at the recent Tokyo Game Show.

The studio's most recent titles have been Kirby and the Rainbow Curse on Wii U, while on 3DS it released BOXBOY! and has developed upcoming Japanese release Picross 3D 2.

In the case of Twitter it's better late than never!