Aside from the upcoming release of communication app Miitomo and Pokemon Go!, we don’t know much about Nintendo’s future mobile releases outside of the fact that Nintendo plans to use their well known characters in them. When asked about the future releases during a recent investor’s briefing, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that Nintendo is also considering developing mobile titles that are unrelated to IP on their consoles.
First, I’d like to reiterate that we have not placed any restrictions on the use of our character IP in these titles. We believe it is important to consider the timing and design of these titles to create a synergistic relationship with the games on our existing dedicated video game systems that use Nintendo characters. We are also considering developing titles for smart devices that are not at all tied to any games on our existing dedicated video game systems.
He went on to reiterate that Nintendo’s next mobile announcements will feature established IP.
We believe Nintendo is uniquely poised to connect applications for smart devices with games on dedicated video game systems. We are currently developing the next titles using Nintendo’s character IP, so we hope you will look forward to them. We will have more concrete announcements in the future.