Up until now, if we’ve wanted to relive the great gaming days of our youth on our commute, we’ve had to get clever. Phone emulators have been downloaded, websites scoured for the best games to download. It’s been kind of a chore, but worth it to revel in some sweet, sweet Mario time.
But now, Nintendo have announced what can only be described as a game changer (quite literally). The Japanese company has confirmed that they will be releasing Nintendo games for smartphones and tablets – five altogether, with one expected to arrive by the end of this year. (That’s only two months to go, guys. Better get on that.) As for the other four? They will all be launched before March 2017 comes round. Mama Mia!
Our first thought was, “Why only five games?” We’re pretty sure that Nintendo has hundreds of games at their disposal which could easily be transformed into smartphone games. But then again, we’re not that tech-savvy. Seriously, the tech guys are sitting next to us talking about stuff we never even knew existed.
But, luckily, Nintendo has addressed our concerns during the launch (about releasing only five games. Not about the tech stuff we don’t understand). They said: “You may think it is a small number, but when we aim to make each title a hit, and because we want to thoroughly operate every one of them for a significant amount of time after their releases, this is not a small number at all.”
And, when you think about it, we really should be rejoicing about the news. The fact that Nintendo are taking these steps proves that they see the smartphone field as a smooth area to get into. So these five games could soon be 50. And our happy little faces will just implode with all the excitement.
What do we know about the Nintendo games for smartphones?
It’s fair to say that the games have been shrouded in mystery so far. But what we do know is that Nintendo won’t be releasing older games, like Super Mario Bros. These five games will be completely new, but they’ll more than likely be using some of our favourite characters, including Mario and Pokémon. Rejoice.
The Nintendo games for smartphones will be developed with help from DeNA who are looking to create a subscription-based gaming network. So, maybe it will be the case that we’re able to play these new five games on everything from our WiiU to our GameCube, 3DS and smartphone? Oh boy. We seriously cannot wait.
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