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A recent report from the Nikkei reveals that Nintendo has licensed its properties for use as mobile phone content. According to this official Nintendo site [ in Japanese ], the service will be named Nintendo Mobile, and will begin on Japanese service provider NTT DoCoMo on October 17th, KDDI(au) on October 20th, and Vodafone on November 1st.
Ring tones and animated images can be obtained via a subscription of 210 ($2) a month, but some data will be available to free. Although the offering so far is limited to images, ringtones, and information, with no mention of interactive content such as games, this nonetheless marks an important informational step for Nintendo in the mobile phone area, a particularly vital area in Japan, where companies such as Square Enix have innovated with games including Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII
Some sage advise when entering new turf; Stop, Look and Listen.. it’s also good to secure a local guide. Japan is the cradle of mobile civilization – we have been dedicated to this space since 2001 – trust our archives here offer some useful material.
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