Coming Soon! Nintendo for iOS Games!

By | June 5, 2015

Nintendo has always avoided making platforms other than their own since it’s far more profitable for them to have people play Nintendo games on a Nintendo platform. It looks like that’s about to change. The gaming world is buzzing about the news that Nintendo is bringing their games to iOS devices soon.

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Many people say that back in the days of the SNES and N64m they couldn’t put the Nintendo games down, but that they switched over to Sony PlayStation and Nintendo is a thing of the past for them. With mobile devices, you can get your game on anywhere, anytime, but not with a Nintendo game. Nintendo’s sales have been weak for quite some time and the pressure to produce games for mobile devices has not abated. In the face of all this compelling evidence, Nintendo has finally seen the light.

Nintendo has finally seen the light and The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Nintendo will create a cross-platform membership service for mobile devices and Nintendo’s gaming consoles, both the home and portable consoles. The games Nintendo will be created to work on iOS devices and not just cobbled together games originally developed for earlier franchises.

This is absolutely terrific news for Nintendo fans who’ve been calling for iOS versions since forever. This move will make playing your Nintendo games a whole lot easier since Nintendo intends to develop new software that will better match how people play games on their mobile devices. Nintendo is partnering with DeNa, the mobile game maker.

Don’t get too excited thinking that these games are coming within weeks. The wait will be measured in many months, with up to 5 titles expected by March of 2017. Nintendo sees this as an opportunity to gain customers who love their smart devices, by getting them hooked on the games where they are by providing unique experiences on the smart devices, with the goal to eventually convert them to Nintendo’s traditional platforms.

Perhaps Nintendo’s first silo in in its new race to create for mobile devices came with the announcement that it had issued a takedown notice to GBA4iOS, which provides full support for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games on iOS mobile devices. While there is a takedown notice on the table, if you act fast, you can still grab GBA4iOS before it’s too late and there is also RetroArch. Just think how much better it will be to play your favorite Nintendo games on the go without lugging around another gaming console! Those days are coming are coming soon(ish) and we can’t wait!

 

Until then,

you may want to check out GBA4iOS, Retro Arch, and others. Use the search function on

our site to find emulators for your iOS device.

Anyhow, this writer is genuinely looking forward to Nintendo iOS games. Imagine how

much it will be play to Wario Ware’s minigames, or Super Mario platformers on the go,

without carrying another portable gaming console!

 

 Today we got what might be the first glimpse of Nintendo’s moves towards iOS as a platform. With the announcement that GBA4iOS has received a takedown notice from Nintendo, the company has suddenly shown that it cares about who is controlling its intellectual property on Apple’s mobile devices.

Nintendo has historically avoided making games for other company’s platforms, because,

well, it’s not exactly in their interest since they do want maximum people to be playing their

games on their platform – Wii U, 3DS, etc. – because that’s how they make most of their

money. That is changing now, as we have come across news which suggests Nintendo iOS

games are coming soon! More after the jump

I was a big fan of Nintendo games back in the SNES and N64 days, but Sony completel

took over with the PlayStation. Three PlayStations later, I have not played with a Nintendo

gaming console for more than a few hours from cousins and friends. It’s just not that exciting

or accessible anymore. Plus, with smartphones and tablets becoming so powerful, one can get

their casual gaming fix on their mobile devices.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo intends on having a gaming membership

service that will work across mobile devices such as your smartphone and tablet, as well as

Nintendo’s own home and portable gaming consoles. Nintendo iOS games will be original,

and not just hacked­together ports of their 3DS versions.

This is great news for Nintendo fans for iOS. It will make playing your favorite Nintendo

franchises a lot easier. Hopefully, the Nintendo iOS games that do release will be as fun and,

well, magical as their 3DS and DS counterparts.

Of course, do not expect any games to come out of this program for at least six months since

game development, even with Nintendo’s resources isn’t an easy or quick task. Until then,

you may want to check out GBA4iOS, Retro Arch, and others. Use the search function on

our site to find emulators for your iOS device.

Anyhow, this writer is genuinely looking forward to Nintendo iOS games. Imagine how

much it will be play to Wario Ware’s minigames, or Super Mario platformers on the go,

without carrying another portable gaming console!

For more details, check out the original The Wall Street Journal report.

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