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Nintendo Partners with DeNA to bring Nintendo IPs to Smart Devices
Old 03-17-2015, 10:41 AM
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Yup. Nintendo is going mobile.

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Companies to develop new game apps featuring Nintendo IP for smart devices and a new multi-device membership service

March 17, 2015 - Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7974) and DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) today entered into a business and capital alliance to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices and build a new multi-device membership service for consumers worldwide.



Leveraging the strength of Nintendo's intellectual property (IP) and game development skills in combination with DeNA's world-class expertise in mobile games, both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo's IP, including its iconic game characters, for smart devices. The alliance is intended to complement Nintendo's dedicated video game systems business and extend Nintendo's reach into the vast market of smart device users worldwide. Under the alliance, DeNA will also be able to strengthen its gaming business at a global scale by leveraging Nintendo's IP. To ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect from this alliance of Nintendo and DeNA, only new original games optimised for smart device functionality will be created, rather than porting games created specifically for the Wii U home console or the Nintendo 3DS portable system.



In order to create completely new game experiences for smart devices, all Nintendo IP will be eligible for development and exploration by the alliance. As these consumers enjoy the unique kind of gameplay found only with Nintendo, they will have the opportunity to explore even more premium experiences on Nintendo's dedicated video game platforms. Information on upcoming games and availability will be forthcoming.



Nintendo and DeNA also plan to develop an online membership service that is accessible from smart devices, PC and Nintendo systems, such as the Nintendo 3DS portable system and the Wii U home console. The membership service, which is targeted to launch in the fall of 2015, will be built on DeNA's extensive experience and capabilities in online membership services.



As part of the long-term relationship and commitment by each company, Nintendo and DeNA have also agreed to form a capital alliance. Under the capital alliance, Nintendo will acquire 15,081,000 of DeNA's treasury shares, which corresponds to 10.00 percent of its total outstanding stock, for a total of approximately 22 billion yen. DeNA will simultaneously acquire 1,759,400 of Nintendo's treasury shares, which corresponds to 1.24 percent of its outstanding stock, for a total of approximately 22 billion yen. The payment is due April 2, 2015.
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/...317/index.html

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Old 03-17-2015, 10:51 AM
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I can dig a f2p Fire Emblem or Advance Wars game.
Old 03-17-2015, 12:14 PM
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I can dig a f2p Fire Emblem or Advance Wars game.
1. that sounds horrible

2. i highly doubt that's the sort of thing they're planning
Old 03-17-2015, 01:15 PM
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Hopefully they make stuff that acts as a 'gateway drug' to their mainline products. Like only being able to advance in certain ways by having a certain game or owning their systems. They will probably heavily promote their main stuff within the apps. The main risk I see with this is uninitiated consumers/kids mainly associating the IPs used with the Apps and not caring about the main stuff, which could force Nintendo to prioritize the smartphone stuff instead as a more viable source of profit. Which would be sad.
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I can dig a f2p Fire Emblem or Advance Wars game.
I smell freemium
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Probably Brain Training and other "Touch Generations" software will be moving onto mobile (as well as stuff like Pokemon Shuffle) which is probably for the best. (Though these titles will probably be released digitally on the eshop too.)

Small spin-off titles on mobile devices will be a good way to promote premium software available on their own hardware.

The main thing that I don't want to see are main titles for franchises like pokemon being put on mobile but I highly doubt Nintendo will do that.
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i wouldn't want to play a kirby game with micro transactions

but then it'd be cool to play some trophy run type game using nintendo characters
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Call me optimistic, but I think this gives major chances of seldom Nintendo IPs to get their name out there to a wide audience and then hit them up with a good old fashion console rebirth of sorts. Or we could get some new IPs that make a killing in popularity, then a new console game from it.
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you are optimistic
Old 03-18-2015, 02:27 AM
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Call me optimistic, but I think this gives major chances of seldom Nintendo IPs to get their name out there to a wide audience and then hit them up with a good old fashion console rebirth of sorts. Or we could get some new IPs that make a killing in popularity, then a new console game from it.
I could see Elite Beat Agents getting a rebirth.

But not for the more in-depth titles like FZero or Advanced Wars.
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There's already basically a Brain Age game for iOS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_E..._Dr._Kawashima
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