Nintendo revealed its future on Tuesday (March 17), when it announced that it’s inked a deal with Japanese mobile giant DeNA to produce mobile games.
According to reports, Nintendo gets a 10 percent ownership stake in DeNA, while DeNA will in turn receive a 1.24 percent ownership stake in Nintendo.
In the partnership, the companies will develop games for Android and iOS devices, making use of Nintendo’s extensive portfolio of iconic games and characters, from Mario to Donkey Kong.
“In order to create completely new game experiences for smart devices, all Nintendo IP will be eligible for development and exploration by the alliance,” a statement from both companies read. “As these consumers enjoy the unique kind of gameplay found only with Nintendo, they will have the opportunity to explore even more premium experiences on Nintendo’s dedicated video game platforms.”
The cross-platform service will run across smartphones, tablets, PCs and Nintendo’s own devices, and is set to launch in fall of this year.