Nintendo: Expect five smartphone games by 2017

[df-subtitle]The first smartphone game from Nintendo should arrive in 2015[/df-subtitle]

Nintendo plans to release at least five smartphone games by March 2017, the first of which should debut later this year.  Speaking during the recent 2014 earnings Nintendo CEO and president Satoru Iwata said we should expect more than a simple port of existing titles. Given that smartphones are an entirely different animal than something that’s controller-based it takes some juggling.

[blockquote author=”Nintendo CEO and president Satoru Iwata”]You may think it is a small number but when we aim to make each title a hit, and because we want to thoroughly operate every one of them for a significant amount of time after their releases, this is not a small number at all and should demonstrate our serious commitment to the smart device business.[/blockquote]

It is not clear what titles Nintendo plans to offer nor do we know for certain that all five will be for Android. We might hope and assume that this is the case but it has not been confirmed as of yet.

What sort of games would you like to see come to mobile devices? Is there a specific character or series you’d like to play on your Android handset?  Leave a comment below!

Nintendo via The Verge

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In addition to smartphones and mobile gadgets, Scott has a deep appreciation for film, music, and sunflower seeds. A husband and father, he likes spending down time riding his mountain bike or binge-watching TV. Scott has overseen the day-to-day activities of AndroidGuys since 2007.