This week, Nintendo shocked the gaming industry when it announced a partnership with DeNA, a company that makes free-to-play games for mobile phones. Historically, Nintendo has been resistant to releasing their well-known games on mobile devices, so the partnership represents a possible shift away from games that are exclusive to Nintendo’s gaming consoles.
Nintendo’s classic titles will likely not be pushed to mobile devices. For now, Nintendo and DeNa plan to develop new software from the ground up for mobile devices.
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