Nintendo and DeNA are partnering up to create mobile games, and the first one will launch sometime later this year. Many are expecting that Mario, as Nintendo's most iconic character, is an obvious choice for the star of their first game, but that might not be the case. Dr. Serkan Toto, analyst and CEO of Japanese video game consultancy Kantan Games, recently tweeted "About that first Nintendo-DeNA mobile game: Expect the unexpected, and soon."
Nintendo has previously stated that they are planning to make five mobile games by March of 2017, and each one will utilize a different genre and a different IP. Nintendo has a vast library of characters and games spanning almost every genre, so the possibilities are virtually limitless. What will Nintendo's first mobile game be? If Dr. Toto is correct, we'll find out soon.
Source: Dr. Serkan Toto