Long overdue, Nintendo finally dips into the iOS and Android smartphone market for Nintendo fans. Nintendo launches it’s first smartphone app Miitomo on March 31st. The iconic character is you, your Mii, to engage with other Mii players in social activities. Much like Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS platforms, your Mii can be built from scratch using options, a camera, or importing using a QR code. So what happens next?
Here are the details on how Miitomo engages players, from Nintendo:
“Miitomo creates conversations and turns discussions into a form of play by prompting users to answer all kinds of fun questions. How would you define your fashion style? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? If you were given ten grand to spend in one day, what would you do? The answers get shared among friends, sparking interesting conversations – part of the fun is discovering unexpected facts about your friends. When users hear how their friends responded to questions, they can give answers a “heart” or a written or picture comment.”
There is a little mini-game to be played inside called Miitomo Drop. Player engagement in Japan has been huge, where Miitomo has been “downloaded more than 1 million times in its first three days of availability, while achieving the #1 most downloaded free app status in both the App Store and Google Play storefronts,” said Nintendo.
Players can preregister here at the official website to be notified when Miitomo is available and also receive some perks for its new My Nintendo program. It sounds similar to the discontinued Nintendo Club program. Nintendo says, “Both Platinum and Gold Points can be redeemed for rewards like games, download content, in-app items and eShop discount coupons.”
For more information, visit Miitomo.com.