Nintendo partners with DeNA to develop mobile games

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Nintendo is teaming up with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA to make mobile games featuring its famed characters. The company revealed in a press conference that it will also develop a gaming system dubbed ‘NX’ with all-new hardware and a novel gameplay concept.

DeNA said that “only new original games optimized 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.”

Nintendo and DeNA representatives mentioning the NX gaming system at a press conference
Nintendo and DeNA representatives mentioning the NX gaming system at a press conference

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As part of the alliance, all Nintendo IP will be considered for developing new titles.

The two companies also have plans to launch a membership service this fall, to allow players to connect with each other via mobile devices, PCs and Nintendo consoles and portable gaming systems.

In addition, both companies have invested approximately 22 billion yen  ($181 million) in each other. That makes for about 10 percent of DeNA stock for Nintendo, while DeNA gets 1.24 percent of Nintendo’s shares.

➀ Nintendo and DeNA Form Business and Capital Alliance [DeNA via TechCrunch]

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