Gaming experts Nintendo and DeNA have teamed up to develop and operate new game apps for smart devices.
Both companies will develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo’s IP, including its iconic game characters. 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 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.