Nintendo's first mobile app coming in March, along with new rewards program

Nintendo has outlined the launch plans for its first mobile app, the social interaction platform called Miitomo.

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Nintendo has outlined its launch plans for its first mobile app, Miitomo.

According to the company, Miitomo will launch in March for iOS and Android phones and tablets, but you can actually get ready for it much earlier. Starting on February 17, you can pre-register with a social media account or Nintendo Network ID. Signing up earlier gets you an in-app bonus, as well as an alert when it's available.

As for what exactly Miitomo is, that's still left slightly hazy. Nintendo calls it a "social experience" that invites users to spark conversation by answering questions like "What song has been stuck in your head lately?" or "Do you believe in aliens?" You can also take and share photos with your Mii using a feature called Miifoto.

Launching alongside Miitomo will be the new My Nintendo Rewards program, which will connect with the app. The company says it will reward users for a wider array of interactions with their products. This comes after Nintendo retired Club Nintendo last year.

The release also reiterated that Nintendo plans to release five mobile apps by the end of 2017, including Miitomo. 

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    February 3, 2016 5:36 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Nintendo's first mobile app coming in March, along with new rewards program

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      February 3, 2016 5:40 AM

      Wow, a bit crass to be cashing in on Miyamoto's name so soon after his passing, no?

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        February 3, 2016 5:54 AM

        You're thinking of Satoru Iwata.

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        February 3, 2016 5:59 AM

        Truly an American hero.

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      February 3, 2016 5:47 AM

      Yessssssssssssssssss. THIS is the social Miidia app I have been looking for. Bye Twitter, fuck Facebook, sorry Shack. Nintendo getting to the DEEP questions on the cusp of every gamers mind like "what did that fart smell like?" or "going to Netflix and chill this weekend?".

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      February 3, 2016 5:58 AM

      Does Pokemon Shuffle on Android not count?

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      February 3, 2016 7:55 AM

      UGH. Why is Nintendo always so last decade? Seriously, "What song has been stuck in your head lately?" or "Do you believe in aliens?" Wasn't that the early version of what companies posted to their FB walls to try to engage their customers? The post-and-run mentality. Why does Nintendo move so slow, and hang back in the last decade? Ya, Apple kinda does the same thing, but at least they present enhancements and great polish to what the bring late to the table. Nintendo? Not so much.

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      February 3, 2016 8:26 AM

      I realize what I'm about to say. My Nintendo sounds generic compared to Club Nintendo. :\

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