Nintendo’s first smartphone app ‘Miitomo’ launches in Canada on Mar. 31

Nintendo’s first smartphone app ‘Miitomo’ launches in Canada on Mar. 31

After launching in Japan earlier this month, Nintendo’s first smart device app Miitomo is launching in Canada and several other countries on Thursday, March 31. Alongside the launch of Miitomo is Nintendo’s new customer rewards program, My Nintendo. The new loyalty program rewards players with Gold and Platinum points for purchasing games and for playing […]

After launching in Japan earlier this month, Nintendo’s first smart device app Miitomo is launching in Canada and several other countries on Thursday, March 31.

Alongside the launch of Miitomo is Nintendo’s new customer rewards program, My Nintendo. The new loyalty program rewards players with Gold and Platinum points for purchasing games and for playing them as well.

“With Miitomo, Nintendo takes its first step into the world of smart devices,” said Pierre-Paul Trepanier, Nintendo of Canada’s general manager and senior director. “Miitomo brings the special Nintendo charm and polish that people around the world love to an entirely new format and audience.”

In Miitomo, you use avatars, called Miis, to encourage discussion between your friends. After you set up or import your Mii, you answer a set of “conversation starter” questions which are then gradually shared within your Nintendo Network friend list. You can also take photos and embed your Mii into them using a feature called “Miifoto.”

In-app purchases include clothing and accessories, and you can earn My Nintendo loyalty reward points for linking Miitomo to your social networks and regularly using the app.