'Miitomo' is the First Nintendo Smartphone Game & Involves Custom Avatars

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 29, 2015
References: theverge & slashgear
The first Nintendo smartphone game has arrived and 'Miitomo' is bringing the brand back on track with video gaming's move to mobile.

Though it is no Mario Kart, the game allows players to create 'Mii' avatars and base their looks on people they know, family members or even themselves. The game also allows users to play online, their own avatar interacting and communicating with the other 'Miis' online. The game has been compared to the similar custom avatar sim game, 'Tamodochi Life.'

To be officially released in March, the Nintendo smartphone game will be free to play with purchasable add-ons. The game will also use Cloud technology to transfer data between the mobile and console games.