Nintendo reportedly working on a more compact Switch

Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile

Instead, Nintendo opts for dumbed-down spin-offs that are better suited for touchscreen controls and steal none of the Switch's thunder. Nintendo had previously partnered with Line for sticker packs in that app but had relied on a partnership with DeNA for games like Super Mario Run and Miitomo.

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The puzzle game will be available on both iOS and Android free of charge, with optional in-app purchases.

Dr. Mario the character was recently featured in Nintendo's crossover fighting game sequel Super Smash Bros.

The game, titled "Dr. Mario World" will be released early summer this year according to a statement released by the company. The gaming giant has announced that it's working on an action puzzle game entitled Dr. Mario World with Line Corp.

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Today, Nintendo of America tweeted about a new game headed to smartphones. In the same breath, the company said that it plans to put significant effort into maintaining developmental momentum and community support for existing mobile titles, meaning that dragon shifters, pocket campers, and Super Mario Runners have nothing to worry about for now.

Data firm Sensor Tower reports that Nintendo made $348 million during the 2018 calendar year from mobile games.

Games like Fire Emblem Heroes and Dragalia Lost have been relatively well received.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has confirmed that the January 2018-announced Super Mario movie produced by Illumination Entertainment will launch "around 2022".

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