Up next for Nintendo: More smartphone games, remakes, and trials on 3DS


That’s our Iwata

Nintendo plans to release more affordable games for the 3DS “based on past titles and smartphone offerings,” reports The Nikkei. The idea is that with lower development costs, the company can justify charging prices as low as “several hundred yen.” Expect more demos, too.

It’s possible to read into that vague description multiple ways, but there is a recent example of what the smartphone-to-3DS transition can look like with Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

There are easily hundreds of older Nintendo games fans would like to see resurface on 3DS, whether simply on the Virtual Console or in some potentially updated form. Getting more original, smaller-scale works like Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball on the eShop would also be just lovely.

As for system price cuts, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said there currently aren’t plans for any.

Nintendo to offer more low-cost software [Nikkei]