In a press release today, Nintendo have outlined the plans for the launch of their first smartphone app – known as Miitomo – for later this year. Not an awful lot is currently known about the full functionality of Nintendo’s first app, but today’s update has at least shed some light on how fans can attempt to get immediate access to it.
Miitomo seems set to be a social app, similar to the Mii Network, rather than a smartphone game. Nintendo’s press release explains that they expect the app will allow users to “spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends” through the use of their shared Mii characters.
In terms of functionality, this new statement adds that Miitomo will allow you to ask off-the-wall questions, such as “do you believe in aliens?” or “if you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, what would you do?” in an attempt to kickstart interesting topics and conversations.
To get access to the app, Nintendo are encouraging interested users to pre-register for Miitomo by creating a Nintendo Account using their Nintendo Network ID, social network accounts or email address from February 17th. These people will be among the first to be notified about the app’s impending launch.
Miitomo is set for a worldwide launch for iOS and Android devices sometime in March, and we’ll bring you more news on the actual content as it comes to us.