Miitomo App Launches in March Alongside ‘My Nintendo’ Rewards Program
Today, Nintendo announced their first entry into the smartphone game business. A free-to-play experience named Miitomo.
Miitomo, will launch in Australia and New Zealand in March for both iOS and Android phones and tablets.
Starting 17th February 2016, people in Australia and New Zealand will be able to pre-register for Miitomo by creating a Nintendo Account using their Nintendo Network ID, social Network accounts or email address. People who pre-register for Miitomo will be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March.
Miitomo seems to be more of a ‘social experience’ than an actual game. The app lets you answer questions about yourself and then watch your Mii communicate with other Miis.
“Using Mii characters users will be able to interact with their friends in an entirely new way to spark fun and interesting conversations by answering questions such as “what song has been stuck in your head lately?”, “do you believe in aliens?”, or even “if you saw a nose hair sticking out of your friend’s nose, what would you do?” By answering questions in Miitomo users will be able to discover surprising information and secrets about their friends, as well as share their experiences with others easily by taking and sharing photos featuring their Mii using the Miifoto feature.”
Including Miitomo, Nintendo plans to five smartphone games by the end of March 2017.
New Nintendo Rewards Program
Alongside Miitomo, Nintendo will launch their new rewards program My Nintendo, which will fill the void left behind by Club Nintendo.
Players will earn points from purchases and gameplay. They can then be cashed in for in-game items, original goods like Club Nintendo was famous for, and game discounts.
A special Miitomo bonus will be offered to anyone in Australia and New Zealand that creates a Nintendo Account between 17th February and the launch of Miitomo in March.
More information about Miitomo, Nintendo Account and My Nintendo, will be available at should be available in the coming weeks.