Nintendo has refused for years to develop games for smartphones and tablets that are now so popular. Everywhere you look, in the metro or in the parks, in a coffee shop or between meetings, people spend more and more time playing more and more different, varied games on their mobile devices. It has become a world-wide trend and a way of relaxing, that seems to get the amount of attention to make it a very profitable business.
But until now, one of the biggest names in gaming history, the Japanese company Nintendo, never had the intention of getting Mario and Zelda and other of their characters into the mobile games.
However, on Tuesday, Nintendo announced a change in the way they view things. The Japanese giant made public that they have partnered with a conational company, DeNA, which is a mobile game developer. The partnership targets to create such games for tablets and smartphones, by following the bases of the Nintendo stories and by using the already notorious Nintendo brands and characters, like Mario and Zelda. Also, an online gaming service is the two companies` current work in progress. They said it will be released this fall and you will be able to access it from your smartphone, tablet, personal computer or Nintendo console.
Nintendo has also announced that a brand new game platform is in the development process. Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo, said there will be more details on the project code-named NX the following year.
Nintendo is similar to Apple in the way they approached new project, at least until now. Like Apple, the Japanese company was confident that the high-quality products should be created for devices and software controlled by the same company. Nintendo has long created hardware for their products, and has a long tradition in producing consoles and portable players. Among all of them, one of the most important names are the Wii U console or the Nintendo 3DS.
Still, Apple wasn`t as strict with this approach as Nintendo was. For instance, the American company had a lot of success with their iTunes software, highly used on the personal computers developed by Microsoft.
It seems like Nintendo has made a very wise choice. Their categorical refusal to join the mobile games market threatened to be uncertain to the future of the Japanese developer.
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