Nintendo announced today that the company’s first app made exclusively for smart devices, Miitomo, will launch in North America in March for all smart devices, from your iPhone to your Android tablet.
Starting February 17th, people will be able to pre-register for Miitomo by signing up for the new Nintendo Account service using their existing email, social media accounts, or current Nintendo Network IDs. Nintendo is offering a special Miitomo bonus to anyone who signs up for a Nintendo Account between February 17th and the service’s launch. Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing says that, “Miitomo is a uniquely entertaining mobile experience that only Nintendo can deliver, featuring Mii characters, users will be able to interact with their friends in an entirely new way that transforms communication into a form of play.”
“Miitomo is a social experience that uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted on the Wii console, to engage friends in a lighthearted and welcoming environment. Users can spark fun conversations and learn more about each other by answering questions such as “What song has been stuck in your head lately?”, “Do you believe in aliens?”, or even “If you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, what would you do?” Users can also easily take and share photos featuring their Mii with the Miifoto feature. Nintendo’s new My Nintendo rewards program will launch alongside Miitomo in March, and will be able to connect with the app.”
Also launching in March is the company’s followup to its Club Nintendo service, entitled My Nintendo, which Nintendo hopes will become more than just your traditional rewards program. My Nintendo is “a more comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users with a Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience.”
Nintendo says it plans to launch at least four more smart device applications by March 2017.