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Today, Nintendo announced pre-registration for Miitomo, Nintendo’s upcoming smartphone app, begins on February 17.

It will be released the middle of next month in eight languages (Japanese, English, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Russian) and in sixteen regions around the world (the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxemborg, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia, and New Zealand). Note: It’s necessary to have a Nintendo Account before registering.

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I think the idea is future Nintendo smartphone games will be integrated with miitomo for its social network function.