Nintendo’s venture into developing games for its own hardware and mobile platforms has certainly grown to massive proportions in the past few years. With that said, it looks like the company’s efforts at pumping out more games and services for smartphones is at full speed, as the Japanese gaming giant recently announced a new partnership of sorts with gaming company DeNa.
This new venture will be called “Nintendo Systems,” which was included by Nintendo in its Fiscal Year Ending March 2023 Six Months Earnings Release. As per the announcement:
“With the integrated hardware-software model atthe core of its business, Nintendo also strives to provide enhanced experience and service outside of its dedicated gaming system. In order to provide this experience in a holistic manner, Nintendo is working to maintain and expand its relationship with consumers primarily through Nintendo Account.
As part of this effort, Nintendo entered a business and capital alliance with DeNA in 2015 and has collaborated to develop and operate the new core system centered around Nintendo Account since then. Based on the expertise accumulated over the seven plus years and the experience of co-developing multiple services based on Nintendo Account, Nintendo and DeNA will advance their partnership and establish a joint venture company. With the objective to strengthen the digitalization of Nintendo’s business, the joint venture company will research and develop, as well as create value-added services to further reinforce Nintendo’s relationship with consumers.”
As was mentioned, this isn’t the first time that the two companies have worked together on software, as DeNa was also responsible for development on titles like Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Mario Kart Tour, to name a few. As such, it should be interesting to see what kind of games the newly-announced Nintendo Systems venture will be able to develop.