developer Game Freak is making its first foray into mobile development, as it prepares to bring its self-published downloadable Nintendo 3DS game Soliti Horse
to Japanese Android and iOS devices as a free-to-play title later this year.
It's a sign that the veteran Japanese game developer is adapting to the rapid expansion of the mobile game market, which surpassed the shrinking Japanese console market
in sales last year.
However, there's currently no indication that Nintendo plans to tap Game Freak to make a Pokemon
game for mobile devices, though the company has been making a show of considering
how it might address smartphones and tablets.
It's worth noting that The Pokemon Company, a subsidiary of Nintendo that handles the Pokemon
brand, recently announced its first mobile game as well: a tablet version of The Pokemon Trading Card Game