Nintendo's Miitomo App Slated for the West on Thursday
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Nintendo plans to release the app in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand.
As of March 20, the app has reached over 1 million users in Japan.
Miitomo is Nintendo's first smartphone app, and it is a communication app that uses Mii characters. Players create Mii avatars of themselves, and answer questions about themselves. The Mii then share those answers with players' Friends' Miis. Players can only communicate with their Friends' Miis, and Nintendo stated that "a Friend relationship can be established only between two people who know each other and have consented to the relationship."
Players Miis automatically share answers to certain questions with their Friends. Nintendo calls this "friendly communication starters" so that players "who are less willing to send messages can easily participate." The goal is that users might be able to find out unknown or common aspects about their Friends.
Nintendo plans to launch about five smart device titles by the end of March 2017.