Could switch to making mobile games in the future.
Nintendo’s US based Nintendo Software Technology studio was once a cutting edge hotbed of Nintendo’s US based development talent- among other games, it has been responsible in the past for Wave Race: Blue Storm and Metroid Prime Hunters. But it’s had a troubled time of it of late, with the biggest game coming from it in recent times being the eShop only Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars on the Wii U and 3DS.
Things may be changing for the studio even more in the future- according to Nintendo Life, the studio is currently making a new free to play title. The new game will be based entirely around Amiibos, with the game supposedly using Nintendo’s NFC enabled toys to unlock content and progression through the game.
The game is slated to launch at the start of 2016 in North America and Europe, though it seems as though Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe differ on how to handle the title- the game is going to be free to download for any player with a compatible Amiibo to begin with, but Nintendo of America is keen to start charging for the title later on, while Nintendo of Europe seems to want to keep the game free.
The Amiibo based title from NST may yet be the last traditional game made from them for Nintendo hardware- according to Nintendo Life, a recent job ad suggested that the studio was looking into developing smartphone games. Nintendo Life points out that no mobile game development has actually begun at the studio yet, so as of right now, it seems as though NST is just getting ready for what it is anticipating to be a future, inevitable shift in its development priorities.
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