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Nintendo sets sights on mobile games

Mobile gaming is becoming a major influence on the game industry as a whole

Mobile gaming has become a major source of entertainment for smartphone users. These games are easy to acquire, typically free, and convenient to play, which has allowed them to win the hearts of consumers throughout the world. Nintendo has been taking note of the growing popularity of mobile games and has now decided to develop new games for specific platforms. Nintendo has a long history with mobile platforms, having established a strong and healthy following with its massively popular Game Boy handheld console.

Nintendo is focusing more heavily on the mobile space in order to engage consumers

Nintendo is beginning to push its new Miitomo app, which allows people to connect with one another and create their own digital avatars. Nintendo is also analyzing how it can approach mobile gaming. The company could simply port its more popular titles to smartphones, but it is committed to providing consumers with a “wonderful experience.” This entails developing new games that are part of their popular franchises, making the games available specifically for smartphones and tablets.

Developers and publishers are showing more interest in the mobile gaming space

Nintendo - Mobile GamesMobile games have become a very powerful force in the overall game industry. Many developers have begun to focus on the mobile space because of its lucrative nature. Consumers have shown that they are willing to spend considerable amounts of money on these games and publishers and developers are interested in taking advantage of this. Some companies that had focused on traditional console games have now begun to devote their attention and resources to the mobile space.

Nintendo will not abandon its focus on console gaming

Though Nintendo is beginning to focus more on mobile games, the company is not likely to abandon its console interests. Nintendo has found success in the past with its mobile endeavors, but has managed to remain committed to its traditional gaming roots. As consumers become more mobile-centric, however, Nintendo and other developers are beginning to look for ways to better engage new generations of gamers.

Mobile games fans disappointed by latest Pokémon Go reveal

The newest announcement suggests that there still isn’t any release date for the Nintendo app.

Although there has been a great deal of hype drummed up with regards to the mobile games that will be produced by Nintendo, more specifically the “Pokémon Go” app, the company still has yet to indicate a release date, despite the fact that it has confirmed that the game has been in the development process for the last two years (at least).

Nintendo Direct also hasn’t provided any new Pokémon Go details concerning when it will be available.

Fans of Pokémon and of mobile games have been dying to get their hands on it since it was first officially announced in September, but now all they know is that the app is likely to be available at some point next year. Due to the very limited amount of information that has been released through official channels, fans and the industry, alike, have been circulating rounds of rumors that have made suggestions about the possible content of the game, a likely link to the release of Pokémon Z, and even of the release date itself.

The most recent unofficial news regarding the mobile game launch is saying it will be out on February 27.

Mobile Games - PokémonIf that is the case and it is released on February 27, 2016, then it would mean that the mobile app will be out on the twentieth birthday of the Pokémon game, itself, as the first release of the game was on that date in 1996.

Many of the rumors come with a lot of credibility except for the fact that there hasn’t been any confirmation over official channels. It is now widely believed that there will be more information of this nature available later in December, as the Japanese Coro-Coro insight magazine’s November issue promised that it would have more details about the game in its next edition.

All that is really known, so far, is that the mobile games – Pokémon Go and Pokémon Z will be compatible with augmented reality technology. That has been included in previous announcements made by Nintendo itself.