Nintendo is a company in flux at the moment with its traditional means of sales (i.e. consoles and associated video games) slowly faltering. 2016 promises to be a year full of surprises from the Japanese game company as it embarks on its foray into mobile gaming, the opening chapter of which is going to be Miitomo, a game focused on interactions between people and the avatars people have created for themselves. Speaking about the second Nintendo mobile game that will be released (of a known 5 games being developed with DeNA), Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said that “we plan to adopt one of our characters that fans are very familiar with.”

What exactly that means is up for interpretation, but note that Nintendo probably isn’t going to bringing said character to mobile in the format you might be expecting. In fact, Nintendo is far more likely to put its well-known characters into a game format that better suits mobile – this probably won’t have hardcore gamers cheering, but it makes a lot of sense given that a game about Kim Kardashian can make $200 million. Miitomo isn’t expected to be released till March 2016, so you can probably expect this second Nintendo mobile game to come out sometime in the second half of 2016.

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Source: WSJ via VG247