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Nintendo smartphone games: First one due this year

Nintendo smartphone games: First one due this year

Nintendo has confirmed it will release its first smartphone game by the end of 2015, with a further five to follow by March 2017.

The company made the announcement while revealing its financial results for the last year, which saw a return to profit after four years of losses.

Nintendo had previously confirmed it would be bringing its classic characters to iPhone and Android devices, thanks to a deal with mobile developer DeNA.

The gaming giant's profits call also saw it reiterate that it would not be porting classic titles over to iPhone and iPad.

Instead, Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata explained that the new games would offer pared down experiences aimed at more casual gamers.

There’s no word on which characters will appear in the first Nintendo smartphone game, just the confirmation that the company will ‘carefully select appropriate IP’.

That at least leaves the door open to Mario and co landing on the iPhone by the end of 2015.

Nintendo also laid out reasons why it was making so few games, saying it planned to operate each game for a long period and wanted to make each of them a success.

Source:

MacRumors

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