Nintendo will launch the much-awaited app Miitomo on March 31 in the United States. The app will be available to those of you with iOS devices for free.
Miitomo is set to be a social app that users can download for unique conversations featuring their personal customized avatars. This will be the first application developed by Nintendo for smart devices, and it starts as a free-to-play experience. To gain or unlock additional perks, the users must pay for various benefits. Miitomo has already been released in Japan, and up until this moment, it has recorded over one million downloads in only three days. Additionally, is has been ranked as the most downloaded free application in both the Google Play store and the App Store.
According to the sales and marketing executive vice president of the U.S. Nintendo Scott Moffitt,
“With Miitomo, Nintendo takes its first step into the world of smart devices. Miitomo brings the special Nintendo charm and polish that people around the world love to an entirely new format and audience.”
If you are interesting in testing this innovative platform for chatting with your friends and family, you have to start by downloading it from the App Store for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The app is totally free of charge. After installing Miitomo, you will be able to create your own Mii character.
Furthermore, the avatar can be customized with various eye and hair colors, but also facial features, personality and voice. Your character can wear different outfits although the best can be unlocked by purchasing them with in-game currency.
However, if you do not wish to trouble yourself with creating an avatar, you can simply take a picture of yourself and the Mii will be created automatically. Additionally, you can import your character from your Nintendo 3DS or Wii U by using a special QR code.
Next, you can add friends with existing Miitomo accounts or simply link the app with Twitter or Facebook accounts. Then the fun begins with answering various questions about your personality and your tastes.
In order to preregister for Miitomo, you can sign up at https://miitomo.com for a Nintendo account, after which you will receive an email on Thursday when you will be able to download the app. If you choose to preregister before the launch date, you will receive Platinum Points for the My Nintendo rewards system that will also be released on March 31.
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