NCL: ‘Nintendo Announces Mobile Game Partnership with Line Corporation and a New Game for Smart Devices’

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Feb. 1, 2019

To Whom It May Concern

 

Nintendo Announces Mobile Game Partnership with LINE
Corporation and a New Game for Smart Devices

 

KYOTO, Japan, Feb. 1, 2019 JST – Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minami-Ku, Kyoto, Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa, hereinafter referred as “Nintendo”) and LINE Corporation (HQ: Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, President: Takeshi Idezawa, hereinafter referred as “LINE”) have announced a partnership in the mobile game business. The companies will co-develop and jointly operate a new game for smart devices.

 

1. Context of the Partnership

Nintendo continues to introduce unique entertainment products and characters like Mario to the world, establishing itself as a globally recognized brand that represents video game culture in the home entertainment industry. In 2016, Nintendo entered the mobile games business, creating even more opportunities for consumers to engage with Nintendo IP and reaching audiences beyond its dedicated video game platform business.

“LINE”, under its corporate mission “Closing the Distance,” LINE is dedicated to creating a world that seamlessly connects people, information, content, and services anywhere, anytime, and at the most comfortable distance. In its endeavor to realize a self-contained Smart Portal strategy, LINE offers services in a variety of fields to its 165 million monthly active users in four key markets (Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia), where the userbase continues to expand.

Utilizing both companies’ strengths, Nintendo and LINE will co-develop and jointly operate a new action puzzle game featuring Dr. Mario titled Dr. Mario World to be released by Nintendo. Dr. Mario World is targeting an early summer 2019 global release, including in Japan and the United States.

Together with Nintendo and LINE, NHN Entertainment, which has released and operated various online and mobile games, will take part in the development and operation of Dr. Mario World.

 

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2. Game Overview

Title Dr. Mario World
Release Timing Early summer 2019
Genre Puzzle
Price Free to download with optional in-app purchases
Supporting OS iOS and Android
Releasing
Countries/Regions
Initially in approximately 60 countries/regions including Japan and the United States
Supporting Languages Multiple languages including Japanese and English
Publisher Nintendo
Copyright ©2019 Nintendo Co-Developed by LINE and NHN

 

Source: Nintendo JP.

 

 

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