Nintendo to offer taste of console gaming on mobile

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. Filed under: Apps Entertainment Games Home & Garden Science & Technology
Nintendo's MiiVerse is already available on PC and mobile devices. ©All rights reserved - Nintendo

Nintendo’s MiiVerse is already available on PC and mobile devices.
©All rights reserved – Nintendo

(Relaxnews) – Nintendo is expected to announce this week that playable demos and mini-game versions of full console titles will be made available on smartphones, according to Japanese news agency Nikkei.

The plan is to introduce iOS and Android users to games that can only be experienced in full on Nintendo devices, according to a summary made available by industry consultant Dr. Serkan Toto.

That may well mean mini-game collections or even playable demos designed as tasters. Much more likely — and far more straightforward to implement — would be a bespoke video app to distribute the firm’s regular previews broadcast under its Nintendo Direct banner.

Nintendo has been adamant that it will not quit the manufacturing business, as Sega did in 2001 in order to focus on software development, but the Nikkei report indicates that the company is preparing to find its customers wherever they may be, even on what have become de facto rival handhelds.

What exists as a rumor for now should be confirmed or denied on January 29 in Japan, when Nintendo is due to conduct one of its regular investors’ briefings.


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