Here’s your official warning that Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app (and a big one), is coming to North America on March 31st to take over your life. If you’ve ever created a Mii character on the Nintendo Wii, WiiU, or 3DS then you’re already familiar with these characters. Now, I know, you didn’t really do much with them other than play Wii Sports Bowling a million times but now is their chance at redemption!
Miitomo features these Mii characters engaging with each other and showing off some of that Nintendo charm. I loved the quirkiness of Tomadachi Life, which will undoubtedly be on display here. The only thing that TL lacked was a robust array of friends to play with. Being a mobile app, Nintendo will most likely link to your social channels and bring your friends in that way.
You can take photos of what your character is doing by using Miifoto (I see what you did there, Ninteno) and display them on social media for all your friends to see. Judging by the video below there will also be random polling of your friends to be able to learn more about them.
Users need to sign up for a new Nintendo Account at Miitomo.com before March 31st. Those who preregister also receive Platinum Points for the My Nintendo Rewards program (formally Club Nintendo).
“Miitomo is a uniquely entertaining mobile experience that only Nintendo can deliver,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Featuring Mii characters, users will be able to interact with their friends in an entirely new way that transforms communication into a form of play.”
Including Miitomo, Nintendo plans to release approximately five smart device applications by the end of March 2017. More information about Miitomo, Nintendo Account and My Nintendo will be available on http://www.nintendo.com.