As some of you may be aware, Nintendo has an upcoming fiscal meeting in just a few short hours that will be centered around reviewing the company's performance over the last quarter. Naturally, these events are usually mostly concerned with sales numbers and graphs, but new announcements for the near future have been known to occasionally take place during these events. Now, there are reports that there will be a new announcement concerning Nintendo's next app.
Dr. Serkan Toto – the CEO of a Japanese gaming consulting firm – has recently stated on Twitter that he's caught wind of a mobile announcement being on the cards for the upcoming presentation. IGN then reached out to Toto shortly after, and Toto clarified by saying:
I heard they will include news on an actual [mobile] game, just because both DeNA and Nintendo confirmed the app will be a game, not something like Miitomo.
Toto has been spot on with his predictions before, so perhaps we may be discussing Nintendo's next app in greater detail shortly.
What do you think? What IP will Nintendo be using for the next smart device app? What did you think of Miitomo? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
It'd make sense for Nintendo to choose an IP that is well-known as their first mobile game. Zelda is first to come to mind solely on the fact that it's their 30th [though who knows]. While I tell myself that I won't get it so I am not tethered to my phone... >_> that might change depending on its quality
Probably gonna be a big name one featuring Mario or Link. But man do I hope it's a WarioWare game.
I'm thinking Mario, Zelda, or Smash-based. Hopefully it's good.
WarioWare microgames makes perfect sense for smart devices.
@Nintendude789 I think WarioWare would be a perfect fit, too. Still, Kimishima said the next one would be a game that featured 'top' IP, and I consider WarioWare to be 2nd or 3rd tier. Maybe Splatoon related?
@MitchVogel Or maybe ports of the minigames found in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros. also on DS. After all, Mario is most likely to be released on mobile first.
@Nintendude789 It's inevitable that there'll be some Mario app eventually, but I feel like they'll be saving that for later on down the road.
Hopefully it isn't as forgettable as Miitomo.
@Nintendude789 Shoot, I'd eat that up. My roommate had SM64DS, and I spent about as much time on that Bob-omb sorting minigame as I did the main game.
still think pikmin would be perfect for mobile... they're cute. adorable even. and the mini world they inhabit would be perfect on phones.
@Nintendude789 Wasn't Iwata's goal not to have games ported over to mobile? I know that the mini-games aren't exactly a port, but you'd think the same idea applies: creating games that are unique to the device.
@DiscoGentleman It isn't pure rumour. An earlier article quoted [I believe] Kimishima-san about the next app being a game. I'm surprised that wasn't referenced here
@Haiassai Maybe. But who knows now that Iwata is gone, (😢) and Kimishima is now under control. Ever since he was in charge, he changed the company's structure, so it's all up to him now.
@Nintendude789 True. I'd still like to think that Nintendo's mentality is to create unique games for their hardware. This was evident even before Iwata-san [though, more prominent during his reign]. And if Kimishima-san says that the NX is to be different in how games are played [I believe that was him...], then I'd assume that that's applied to the mobile sector as well.
But in the end, you're right: who knows I guess I'll find out when I wake up
It'll be a Splatoon app, no doubt.
Prior to the announcement of Miitomo, I predicted that a Nintendogs or Brain Training game would be Nintendo's first mobile game. Now that Miitomo has been released, I will modify my prediction: a Nintendogs or Brain Training game will be Nintendo's second mobile game.
I think it has to be Mario or Zelda.This is their first ever real mobile game and it might be their most important. They need to make a big impression here so it will be a quality game for sure.
I dunno about you guys, but I'm actually enjoying using Miitomo on a daily basis, especially as more friends are becoming as active on it as I have.
At this point, I'm not sure I might be ready for another Nintendo app outing to keep me occupied this way.
please please PLEASE make Rhythm Heaven for smart devices, Nintendo! I WILL EAT THAT CRAP UP.
WarioWare sounds like the best idea but I think Animal Crossing or Mario Kart are more likely.
Whatever it is, it has got to be better than Miitomo....maybe add some fun too.
What I want it to be: WarioWare
What it will actually be (most likely): Mario vs Donkey Kong (but riddled with microtransactions).
a dancing game with splatoon humanoids could probably make a billion dollars in japan.
from this article, it looks like the yearning for a mobile hit brings with it the worst news for the nx.
That bomb-bomb mini game was awesome. But most people don't have a stylus for their phone and I don't think it'd be as good with fingers.
Wario Ware would be such an entertaining game to play on a smartphone. I'd love to see that. Everyone in this thread is definately right about it too. Wario Ware would be perfect to play on the go in quick little bursts.
Another site reported Fire Embkem and Animal Crossing were getting a mobile app.
I'm thinking Pokemon Go as it's the only other unveiled mobile game from Nintendo that I've heard of, but idk...
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