We have been waiting for Nintendo to share details of their mobile efforts and sure enough they have. We now know what the first game Nintendo will be releasing for mobile will be called. It will be called Miitomo. Sadly they will not be releasing the game by the end of 2015, Nintendo has announced that it has been delayed to 2016.
Miitomo is basically a combination of the word “mii” which refers to Nintendo’s digital avatars, and “tomo” which is short for “tomodachi” which translates to friend. This game will probably be interesting to young kids. It looks a lot like Nintendo’s previous release, Tomodachi Life.
The idea of the game is simple: you just create an avatar, answer some questions about yourself, and Nintendo will pair your avatar with other players. Apparently this game is perfect for players who are a bit shy and don’t really socialize with other people that much. I’m not sure how fun this could be. It seems like just chatting. Like I said, certain younger kids will probably love it.
The avatars will be customizable and more customization can be bought through in-app purchases. The app itself will be free and will be the only free app among the five that Nintendo plans to release by March 2017. The rest are expected to be paid downloads. It should be interesting to see what happens.