Nintendo is one of the world’s leading handheld gaming companies, and they have been for most of my life. The GameBoy revolutionized things, and even as other competition has arrived, Nintendo has kept up great work in the mobile gaming world without bending to the times. Now, they’re looking for some outside help when it comes to turning your smartphone into a Nintenphone. Nintendo and DeNA Mobile are combining forces to design some specialized smartphone games.
“Nintendo has decided to utilize smart devices aggressively,” said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. “Now that smart devices have grown to become the window for so many people to personally connect with society, it would be a waste not to use these devices. We are challenging ourselves to redefine what ‘Nintendo platforms’ mean.”
The best thing about this news? It won’t be simple ports of classic Nintendo titles; it’s going to be all new mobile games designed by DeNA and Nintendo to work on today’s phones. No clunky controller schemes or awkward buttons; smartphone games designed specifically for smartphones. Pretty amazing, and one of the most exciting things about the whole announcement. If anyone can make touch work, it’s Nintendo.Technorati Tags: dena mobile, mobile games, mobile gaming, nintendo, nintendo and dena mobile, nintendo mobile, nintendo mobile games, nintendo will make mobile games, satoru iwata, video games