In an interview with Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima discussed the company’s interest in creating mobile games that interact with games native to Nintendo’s hardware line. “We aim to have our smartphone games work in synergy with our traditional hardware,” said Kimishima, “so we’d like to make something like that a reality. I feel that we at Nintendo are well-suited for that sort of thing.” When asked whether it was the 3DS hardware that Nintendo had in mind, Kimishima replied, “Considering the sales numbers for the platform, I don’t think you would be wrong to imagine as much.”
While the concept of companion apps for games on home consoles has been explored plenty of times by other video game publishers, Nintendo’s idea of attaching a mobile game and a traditional handheld game may seem like a bizarre proposition. What do you think about this concept? Let us know in the comments below!