Pre-registration for Miitomo – Nintendo’s first mobile game – is now live. The Japanese gaming giant is billing Miitomo as being a “smart-device app that sparks one-of-a-kind conversations between you and your friends”. The company is also playing on the fact that it’s a game “from Nintendo”, using the brand to gain traction, as well as outlining that it’s “free to start”, presumably suggesting that gamers will ultimately have to part with real money at some point through in-app purchases to progress in the Miitomo world.
Nintendo is clearly keen to get as many users involved in the Miitomo world as possible, as early as possible. After initially announcing the existence of the game back in October 2015, Nintendo plans to release the game to the public this March, but is now offering early registration to the title in an array of different languages. Those Nintendo fans with a passion for anything that the company produces are able to pre-register in English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, and French amongst other languages. There’s also an indicator to suggest next month’s launch will happen across the iOS and Android platforms, although this could vary by country.
Miitomo is essentially a dedicated app/game that carries on from where the little Mii characters on the Nintendo Wii left off. Gamers are invited to create a Mii character of themselves, and are able to access a wide library of facial features and styles to make the Mii as realistic as possible. There’s also a cool little photo upload integration feature that lets individuals create a Mii from an existing photograph before giving it a nickname and applying some level of customization to the creation.
Pre-registration will mean that all those signing up will get an instant email notification as soon as Miitomo goes live in the relevant app stores. Nintendo has also revealed that it is introducing a currency system called Nintendo Platinum Points that form part of the Nintendo rewards program that will essentially be introduced alongside the company’s first mobile only app experience. Additionally, it also seems that Nintendo intends to introduce the app globally during the month of March, although a more granular date is yet to be provided.
Pre-registration is available right now for those interested. Simply head on over to miitomo.com/en to get started.