DeNA West boss: Nintendo announcing mobile game ‘soon’
SAN FRANCISCO — We’ve waited months to find out more about Nintendo’s push into mobile gaming, but we may learn all about it in the near future.
Nintendo will soon announce its first mobile game, according to what DeNA West chief executive officer Shintaro Asako said onstage today at GamesBeat 2015. He didn’t provide any specifics, but he definitely made it sound like an official reveal is coming at some point in the next few weeks.
サンフランシスコ ― 任天堂がモバイルゲームへ参入するのを何ヶ月も待っていましたが、近い将来、その全様を知ることになるかもしれません。
“Soon, we should be able to announce the game,” said Asako.
This jives with what Nintendo and DeNA have previously said about releasing the first mobile game. It is supposed to hit Apple and Android devices before the end of this year. As we get deep into October, that doesn’t leave a huge window for the companies to deliver on that promise.
- jives - でたらめ、いい加減な話。
- window - アクションの間隔や機会。
Industry analyst Serkan Toto even recently tweeted that fans should expect “the unexpected” and “soon” when it comes to Nintendo’s first mobile release. So it all seems like we’re very close to this finally happening.
About that first Nintendo-DeNA mobile game: Expect the unexpected, and soon.— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) 2015, 10月 2
“I can’t say too much about the Nintendo deal,” said Asako. “But it’s a really exciting initiative.”
What Asako could say is what we’ve already heard before. He reiterated that Nintendo and DeNA will release five games between now and March 2017. But he also implied that the partnership between the two companies will continue well beyond that.
- initiative - 先駆け、構想
- reiterated - 改めて強調した
- implied - 暗黙の、言外の、暗示した。
“It’s a really long-term initiative,” he said.
Proof of that? When Nintendo and DeNA announced that they were working together, they also revealed that Nintendo acquired a 10 percent stake in DeNA and DeNA, in return, acquired 1.24 percent of Nintendo’s outstanding stock. This intertwines the two entities for the foreseeable future.
- Proof - 証拠
- intertwines - 絡み合う
- foreseeable - 予見できる