Nintendo To Release A Free-To-Play Game


Last week, during an investor and analyst presentation, Nintendo revealed it had a free-to-play game in the works, due to debut before the end of the year. The publisher also indicated it wouldn’t use franchises like Mario or Pokemon for its new pricing experiment, due to the “degree of trust” that had already been built with consumers with regards to pricing. But at E3 2013, Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto revealed to IGN that the franchise his company has targeted is none other than Steel Diver.

I’m interested to see how free-to-play fares in an ecosystem that isn’t directly conducive to paying for content.