Nintendo is bringing its pocket monsters, Pokémon, to both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. A Japanese website reported that this is the first time a first party app from Nintendo will be arriving on hardware not made by it.
Nintendo and Game Freak will be working together to create the original Pokemon title for both iOS AppStore and Android Market.
The new app is basically an on-screen card game based on timing which uses music as well. Users can download it for free though there is a possibility the company would charge for additional cards or music.
The news of Nintendo’s Pokémon app has come when Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play smartphone is already out in the market, on which users can play PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games as well.
It was just a matter of time before something related to Nintendo also reached smartphones, and luckily for users it is not from some unknown developer.
Some users might be surprised by the arrival of a Nintendo title on iOS devices, which are directly competing with Nintendo for users. Nintendo was earlier trying to sell its titles at high prices, directly taking on the iOS games.