Nintendo's quarterly profit rises on hit Switch games

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That delay means Nintendo will miss its target of releasing two to three mobile titles each financial year, though CEO Furukawa said there was no change to that goal.

Dr. Mario World will be developed and operated in partnership with Japanese tech company LINE Corporation, and has been given an "early summer 2019" release window.

Nintendo shares lost 29 percent of their value previous year as investors questioned the Switch's ability to appeal beyond hardcore gamers and the strength of the games pipeline.

According to Friday's news release, "Nintendo and LINE will co-develop and jointly operate a new action puzzle game featuring Dr. Mario".

Nintendo Tokyo will be the company's first directly managed shop in Japan, and in addition to selling Nintendo hardware, software, and character merchandise, the store will also have space for events and game demonstrations.

Nintendo said the game will be "free to download with optional in-app purchases" but didn't go into detail on how exactly the monetization system would work. The original Dr. Mario launched on the NES back in 1990 and played a lot like Tetris. That's all we know about the game for now, but keep an eye on Nintendo's social channels for more news in the coming months.

In the smart-device business, Mario Kart Tour was scheduled to be released this fiscal year, but in order to improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch, the release date has been moved to summer 2019.
The latest of these, Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure, hit the 3DS in 2015. This is all for now, folks.