Back in March, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated plans to launch the company’s first mobile game by the end of 2015. Nintendo’s foray into mobile is being bolstered by an alliance with veteran mobile game and platform developer DeNA. During the Pocket Gamer Connects event in San Francisco this week, DeNA West CEO Shintaro Asako gave a slightly broader glimpse of what we can expect to see from its partnership with Nintendo over the next couple years.

Asako revealed plans to create five mobile games with Nintendo between now and the end of March 2017. The first, he reiterated, is still set to launch by the end of this year. Another four games, representing four Nintendo “genre-utilizing IPs,” will be released in the next 22 months.

Nintendo has repeatedly assured shareholders and fans that it has no intention of abandoning dedicated gaming hardware, and is expected to fully unveil its next console, codenamed NX, sometime next year. With these promises, are you on board for a variety of Nintendo’s IP making the jump from its platforms to mobile?

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Brittin literally grew up with Link, Mario and Samus. These three characters and their worlds collectively capture everything that he loves about video games.

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