(Originally written 2/03/16):
We’ve known for awhile now that Nintendo has plans to release a handful of mobile games in the next few years, and the first of which is slated to arrive sometime in March. While we still have no exact release date for the title, called Miitomo, we now have some new information regarding a registration date. Interested players will be able to register for the game beginning Wednesday, February 17th. To register, you’ll need to sign up for a Nintendo Account using your Nintendo Network ID, one of your various social network accounts or email address. If you register, you’ll be among the first to know when Miitomo becomes available in March.
Miitomo will launch in the following countries: the United States, Canada, the U.K., Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
For those unaware, Miitomo is much less a video game than it is a “social experience.” You’ll be able to use your Mii character to communicate with friends in a social setting, share your experience using a new Mii Photo feature, and even purchase new clothes for your characters.
Miitomo will launch in 16 countries in March 2016
The video game company says its new My Nintendo rewards program will also launch alongside Miitomo in March. Nintendo says this new service will be “much more than a traditional rewards program”, where it’s actually more of a service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and other services in a variety of ways. According to Engadget, the rewards users can receive will be separated into two tiers: Gold Points, which can be earned from buying Nintendo games, consoles and digital content, and Platinum Points, which you’ll earn by logging into your My Nintendo account, playing games on your phone and other non-transaction based methods. Platinum Points can be spent on wallpapers and other downloadable content, while Gold Points can be used as discount vouchers for buying more Nintendo stuff. My Nintendo will be available in the same 16 countries as Miitomo in March.
We’ll be sure to update you when registration goes live. Will you be signing up, or are you taking a pass on Nintendo’s first game?