De NA CEO - Shintaro Asako

Earlier this year Nintendo formed an alliance with fellow Japanese firm DeNA, with plans to release a game / app on mobile platforms before the end of 2015.

In July, DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako further explained how five different games – each of a distinct genre – were in the pipeline and were scheduled to arrive before the end of March 2017.

The executive has recently provided a quick update on the development cycle at GamesBeat 2015, reiterating what was said earlier in August, that the company should soon be able to announce the first game.

Mr Asako also reconfirmed the partnership with Nintendo was a long-term initiative:

I can’t say too much about the Nintendo deal. But it’s a really exciting initiative. It’s a really long-term initiative.

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