Nintendo announced yesterday that their long awaited premiere app for iOS and Android, MiiTomo, will be launching in the U.S. on March 31st, 2016. As previously announced, the app will launch simultaneously alongside Nintendo’s new rewards service, Nintendo Account. By linking their existing Nintendo Network ID to the Nintendo Account players can receive rewards for playing and purchasing games, DLC, and other Nintendo software. These rewards come in the form of Nintendo account coins with Gold Coins earned through purchases and Platinum Coins earned via gameplay.
Nintendo also confirmed that as of March 31st, fans can now purchase 3DS and Nintendo Wii U titles directly through Nintendo’s website thus earning the aforementioned rewards coins on their respective Nintendo Account. MiiTomo and Nintendo Accounts mark a rebirth of sorts for Nintendo going into E3 2016. The floundering sales and popularity of the Wii U tarnished the company’s once golden image and it appears Nintendo may have found its place in today’s gaming market by finally launching a new unified account system that ties in purchases made for multiple platforms to a single account. Looking ahead to E3 and beyond, Nintendo is doing some exciting things prior to the launch of their upcoming Nintendo NX console and I have faith that the Big N can steer themselves back on course to the top of the console market.
What do you think of Nintendo’s recent announcements? Will you be downloading the company’s first mobile app tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.
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My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up.
I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities.
My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.
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