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Nintendo announces Miitomo as first mobile title

Miitomo

Nintendo today announced that its first original title for mobile devices will be Miitomo. The free-to-play title will allow users to create a Mii avatar and share common interests with other players. Miitomo will launch in March 2016, and it will include optional IAPs.

The video game maker announced the news during an investor briefing on Thursday morning. Investors and Nintendo fans were disappointed with the news that Nintendo decided to launch an unknown social networking app, instead of a video game starring one of its more popular characters, such as Mario. Shares of Nintendo dropped 9% after the briefing.

Nintendo to announce first mobile game tomorrow

Nintendo

On Thursday Nintendo will announce its first video game for smartphones and tablets during its meeting with investors, according to The Wall Street Journal. Up until recently the video game maker has snubbed mobile gaming, refusing to port older titles to the App Store or release new games on mobile platforms. Earlier this year Nintendo had a change of heart announcing they would team up with the Japanese game developer DeNA to release new games to smartdevices.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week

Zombie Deathmatch

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that the fourth-generation Apple TV will be available for pre-order on Monday, October 26, and that it will begin shipping at the end of the month. Apple also opened app submissions for tvOS. This means developers can start submitting third-party apps and games for the new Apple TV.

Chrome for iOS adds multitasking support for iPad

Chrome iOS

Google's Chrome web browser for the iPad is the latest iOS app to add multitasking support. iPad users who upgrade to version 46.0.2490.73 of the app will be able to use the Chrome browser alongside other apps, or view video while using Apple's Picture in Picture feature. The update also adds better support for right-to-left languages.

Apple releases iOS 9.1, mostly benefits iPhone users

iOS 9.1 changelog

Apple today has released iOS 9.1 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. The update features mostly bug fixes but it also add over 150 new emojis and improves Live Photos for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners. The update fixes an Audio Message bug that was stopping users from sending text messages, and issues affecting the Calendar app, App Store and Game Center. The update also includes improvements in the Multitasking UI, CarPlay, Music, Photos, Safari, and Search. Here's the iOS 9.1 changelog.

5 iPad apps to help get you into the Halloween spirit

Creepy Victorian Photo

Walmart is already selling Christmas decorations which can only mean one thing -- Halloween is just around the corner. This also means developers have been releasing a ton of Halloween-themed games to the App Store. Here's a quick look at some of the best spooky apps to help get you into the Halloween spirit.

New iPad Games and Apps of the Week: Minecraft and more

Syberia 2

App Store releases have finally picked up after a few slow weeks. There were also a few big name universal titles released this week, such as the highly anticipated Minecraft: Story Mode. Here's a look at this week's noteworthy App Store releases for 10/11/15 to 10/17/15. Don't forget to check out our App Store recap every Saturday for all the weekly releases, jailbreak tweaks, App Store news and important app updates.

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