Nintendo Experimenting with iOS Apps


Nintendo may be experimenting with more iOS apps. This isn’t a totally foreign idea. The company has released apps for Pokémon (a rhythm game that hasn’t made it to the US) and a separate Pokémon-related app that offers streaming episodes of the cartoon series. That said, there are no major games coming to iOS from Nintendo as the company makes its own handhelds, the 3DS and the 2DS.

However, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime did mention that the company is testing the waters:

We’re also doing a lot of experimentation of what I would call the little experiences you can have on your smartphone and tablet that will drive you back to your Nintendo hardware. It’s largely going to be much more marketing activity-oriented, but we’ve done little things where there’s some element of gameplay – a movement, a shaking, something like that.

We shouldn’t expect games, but we may see little apps more akin to interactive comic books or an official Pokédex as more of a marketing tool for a Pokémon game. Things along those lines.

[via CultofMac]

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