Pre register for Miitomo
Nintendo are delving further into the world of social media with mobile app Miitomo, you have a Mii and you do err… stuff… who knows (well actually we do if you read on) but you get platinum points for your shiny new Nintendo account (that you are about to create).
Miitomo launches in March and is what Nintendo describe as a ‘free to start social experience.’ That free to start bit sounds worrying to me, but lets give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt.
You start by creating a new Mii or importing one using a QR code from 3DS or Wii U. Then you add your real life friends from twitter or facebook and start answering questions. It’ll be like 15 years ago when everyone did emails to their friends with loadsa questions and answers and what not, only with Miis.
Launching along side Miitomo is the new Nintendo account with My Nintendo reward scheme which should prove an excellent successor to the NNID. Pre register for Miitomo here: https://www.miitomo.com/
And if that isn’t enough we’ll even let you read some of the official blurb about Miitomo,
Miitomo creates conversations and turns discussions into a form of play by prompting users to answer all kinds of questions. Did you know that your best friend’s favourite food is pizza? Maybe, but did you know her favourite music genre is secretly polka? And that she believes in aliens? The answers get shared among friends, sparking interesting conversations – part of the fun is discovering surprising facts about your friends that you never knew before. When users hear how their friends responded to questions, they can give it a heart or a comment, either through text or with a picture.
Mii characters will travel around and visit others that users have added as friends in the app, so it’s important to look good. Users can set their own style with shorts, pants, socks, shirts, shoes, accessories, hats and more. If they want to go further in expressing themselves, they can even dress up in a variety of outlandish costumes, such as a bear costume, pirate costume, hot dog costume and more. As users experience Miitomo, they’ll earn Miitomo coins, which can be redeemed in the in-app shop to get all kinds of varied and interesting outfits. There is also the option to get more Miitomo coins via in-app purchases.
And if that’s not enough, users can try out the Miifoto feature, which lets them put their Mii characters in fun poses and use cool stamps, or combine their Mii image with photos they have taken themselves. These creations can then easily be posted to social media services like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.