Nintendo Co. Ltd. this week released the mobile game Miitomo.
The title is the first of five smartphone titles to be sold in partnership DeNA Co., Ltd.
Nintendo said it will release all five titles by Mar. 2017.
In Mar. 2015, Nintendo entered a business and capital partnership with DeNA to develop and operate new game applications for mobile smart devices.
The deal will allow both companies to develop and operate new game apps based on Nintendo’s IP, including game characters, for smart devices.
The titles are said to compliment current console and handheld games, as opposed to porting titles from the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.
A new membership service called Nintendo Account, a cloud-based data service to connect hardware, PC, and mobile device accounts, will be used to transfer data between hardware.