When Nintendo first released the free-to-play match-three game Pokémon Shuffle on the 3DS back in March, it seemed inevitable that the game would soon make its way to phones and tablets. In September, Pokémon Shuffle made its way to mobile through The Pokémon Company, and now Nintendo plans to make the leap with their own games.
Personalized Mii avatars will invade your smartphone in Nintendo's first mobile game https://t.co/znvwPZOUkD
— Pocket Games (@pocktgames) November 3, 2015
Unfortunately, the game is already delayed until 2016.
— IGN (@IGN) October 29, 2015
While some are excited,
Miitomo seems like a really great way for Nintendo to dip their toes in mobile. I'm excited to try it!
— Dant Rambo (@dant_rambo) October 29, 2015
… many believe that Nintendo is off to a bad start in mobile gaming.
Nintendo, no one likes Miis. You could've made waves (and ) w/ a strong Mario (or literally any other IP) game as your first mobile entry.
— Sean Doe-Simkins (@sdoesimkins) October 30, 2015
Here’s hoping that some of Nintendo’s more popular titles make their way to mobile. In the meantime, at least we know that The Pokémon Company gets it. People can’t wait to catch ‘em all when Pokémon GO is released in 2016.
I'm serious about going on a road trip with Pokemon GO to catch Pokemon and have an adventure… It would be my 10 year old self's dream.
— Lewis (LewBae) (@xILubez) October 26, 2015