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Nintendo has published a few screenshots from Pokemon GO showing what the interface looks like when you’re using Pokemon GO Plus. Have a look at the images below.

Pokemon GO Plus is due out very soon – September 16 to be exact.



Pokemon GO Plus is finally launching next week – but will you actually be able to use it with your device? Nintendo just sent out a press release which offers some further technical details. Here’s what it says about the iPhone and Android-compatible devices and operating systems:


Compatible OS versions: iOS 8 – 9

Compatible with: iPhone® 5/5c/5s/SE/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus


Compatible OS versions: Android 4.4 – 6.0

Compatible with: Android 4.4 or higher that have Bluetooth® Smart?Bluetooth v4.0 or higher) capability and RAM2GB or more.

Source: Nintendo PR

Pokemon GO Plus has a new release date. The accessory will launch on September 16, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company announced today.

Here’s what the device offers:

Shigeru Miyamoto appeared at Apple’s conference today to announce Super Mario Run. While the game will be on iOS first in December, it’s also slated for Android. The game just won’t be coming to the latter platform this year.

“For us, the stability of the iOS platform was important in choosing iPhones for the game,” Miyamoto mentioned to IGN. He explicitly told the site that Super Mario Run’s release on Android won’t be this year, meaning it’ll be in 2017.


In recent months, Nintendo has spoken about wanting to launch five mobile games by March 2017. However, that number is now dropping to four.

We posted this in our TIME interview roundup post about Super Mario Run, but Shigeru Miyamoto told the publication that Nintendo’s plans changed due to “market conditions and the development process”. His full words:

“We’ve consistently stated a plan to launch approximately five mobile apps by the end of this fiscal year, including Miitomo. Given market conditions and the development process for each title, our current plan is to launch four total mobile titles in that period.”

Miitomo was up first, and Super Mario Run is next in December. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will then follow by the end of March. As for the one after that, it’s unknown what Nintendo is working on.


Following today’s Super Man Run announcement, TIME spoke with Shigeru Miyamoto about the new mobile title. Miyamoto commented on a number of things including the staff behind it (“mostly comprised of the original Super Mario development team”), the gameplay, connectivity with other Nintendo offerings, and more.

Read Miyamoto’s responses after the break. Be sure to give TIME’s article a look here as well.

Following the announcement of Super Mario Run, we learned that the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile games have been delayed. The two will now be available sometime between Super Mario Run’s launch and March 2017, as opposed to fall of this year.

Nintendo has since commented a bit further on the delay. A representative provided IGN with the following statement:

“Based on a variety of factors, we felt it was most appropriate for Super Mario Run to launch ahead of these other two apps. Our Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem titles for mobile will launch before the end of our fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2017.”


The official Super Mario Run website is now open for business. Access it here. Super Mario Run’s site has the gameplay trailer, information, and some screenshots.

Nintendo published a gameplay trailer for the just-announced Super Mario Run. We’ve attached the video below.

When we last heard about Nintendo’s plans for Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing on mobile, the two games were set to arrive this fall. It now seems that’s changed a bit. In today’s Super Mario Run announcement, Nintendo said that the company “plans to deliver its previously announced mobile device titles in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem series before the end of March, 2017.”

Super Mario Run is the next mobile game Nintendo will be releasing. That one will be out on iPhone and iPad in December. We can expect Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing between the launch of Super Mario Run and March.

Source: Nintendo PR