It is finally happening: Nintendo games are coming to your smartphone. After announcing the release of their very first mobile app, which is expected to come out in March, the company has now opened pre-registration for the game.
Miitomo is the first app by Nintendo, and has been described as a 'communications application', rather than just a game. Users will be able to interact with each other via their Mii avatars, and answer fun – and sometimes a little bit strange – questions about themselves.
Nintendo have said: “By answering questions in Miitomo, users will be able to discover surprising information and secrets about their friends, as well as share their experiences with others easily by taking and sharing photos featuring their Mii using the Miifoto feature.”
Users who want to register need to head to miitomo.com, where they can sign up using their existing Nintendo Network account, or their Facebook, Twitter, or Google details. Once this is done, they'll just have to wait; they will be informed once the app becomes available to download.
The Nintendo Network will work across all platforms, from gaming consoles, to mobile apps, to Internet browsers. It will include a rewards programme, and users who pre-register for Miitomo will receive points in anticipation of the release.
Existing Mii avatars will be imported from players' Nintendo DS or Wii, but people without a previous account will be able to set up their own Mii from their phone using the camera.
Nintendo are expected to release five apps this year, available on iOS and Android. After Miitomo, we should see the launch of a game featuring a well-known character. (We're keeping our fingers crossed for a Mario game!)