We haven’t heard much about the surprising and exciting partnership between Nintendo and mobile developer DeNA since it was first announced earlier this year, but DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako spoke at Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2015 this week about the companies’ plans for mobile success. “Nintendo has by far the best gaming IP. DeNA’s expertise is definitely backend,” Asako said, before providing some interesting information on the games DeNA and Nintendo plan to release:
I understand some people like RPGs, casual games. That’s why we decided to work together to create five games, hitting on different genre-utilizing IPs.
We want to make sure out of those five IP that we can end up attracting hundreds of millions of people.
Exactly which IP Nintendo has selected to bring to mobile is still a mystery, but this revelation is certainly intriguing. The first Nintendo mobile game is set to release before the end of 2015, with another four scheduled to arrive by March 2017.