Nintendo made two big announcements today. First up the company revealed it's working on "NX", a new console that will introduce a brand new concept. No further details were revealed and the product is still far from ready but Nintendo hopes to announce more next year.
Next the firm entered a cooperation with DeNA, a major Japanese mobile gaming firm, to make smartphone games with Nintendo's characters! These games will be designed specifically for smartphones and will not be ports of existing games:
Although the games will leverage Nintendo properties, they won't be straight ports. "To ensure the quality of game experience that consumers expect from this alliance of Nintendo and DeNA, only new original games optimized for smart device functionality will be created, rather than porting games created specifically for the Wii U home console or the Nintendo 3DS portable system," says DeNA in a statement.
Additionally, Nintendo and DeNA will be creating a cross-platform service that runs on smartpones, tablets, PCs and Nintendo's own consoles:
Nintendo and DeNA will also develop a cross-platform service that runs across smartphones, tablets, PCs, and Nintendo's own devices; this is set to launch in fall of this year. Nintendo is taking a 10 percent stake in DeNA, while DeNA is buying 1.24 percent of Nintendo.