Nintendo's relationship with mobile gaming has been odd, to say the least. The video game company for years refused to bring its popular titles and characters to mobile devices before finally teaming up with mobile game developer DeNA in 2015 to produce apps for "smart devices." Nintendo then disapointed fans by announcing Miitomo -- a social networking app where users could create a Mii avatar and communicate with other users.
After announcing dispointing quarterly net profits on Tuesday, Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima revealed the company's second title "won’t be another communication app." Instead Nintendo plans to release a different app starring a "very familiar" character, but that's all we know so far. It is still unknown if Nintendo's second mobile title will be actually be a game, but fans can hope.
Perhaps the new mobile title will tie-in with the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, which Nintendo is set to celebrate on Feb 27. Nintendo plans to launch a new 3DS bundle and other promotions, such as re-releases of its best selling amiibos, on Pokémon Day. It is safe to assume a Pokémon-related iOS game would blow the roof off the App Store, especially after the success of Adult Swim's Pokémon parody, Pocket Mortys.
Nintendo's mobile games are also expected to tie-in with its next-generation console, dubbed the Nintendo NX. The mysterious NX is supposed to take the company in a whole new direction, according to Nintendo themselves. Nintendo has said they're not just "building the next version of Wii or Wii U," and have made it clear in the past that they want to bridge the gap between mobile and console with their upcoming mobile releases.