After the launch of Nintendo Switch earlier this month and the initial blockbuster success of Nintendo’s Super Mario Run, Japanese gaming company has announced its second mobile game named Fire Emblem: Heroes (Fire Emblem series). This is the second attempt of Nintendo with an original mobile game and launched on Android on 2nd Feb, though the iOS release date has not been announced yet.
It is not surprising to see the consumers using smartphones while walking around but it certainly draws attention when they are running around trying to capture some Pikachus. Pokemon Go, an augmented reality (AR)-based game, has received a huge hit and has shown the potential of AR to the world. The game has sent an important message: serious AR tech is coming, and it’s almost here.
Six months after the release of Pokémon Go, The Pokémon Company has come up with a new strategy board game today, Pokémon Duel, without any promotion. Last year, in March the game came out in Japan as Pokémon Comaster but nobody had any idea that it will be available worldwide until today. The game has been developed by The Pokémon Company and HEROZ. Pokémon Duel is now available on Android Play store and Apple iTunes store too. It is free, but it includes some in-app purchase options.
“The future of creativity and innovation is gamification” ~ Gabe Zichermann
The growing popularity of games and adopting them in business isn’t new at all. It all started in 2002 when Nick Pelling coined the term ‘gamification.’ Games have already been applied in many real-life objectives from the past, such as simulation games being used for training or skill development.