My Nintendo account registration and Miitomo app pre-registration begins today

MiitomoNintendo’s very first smart-device app, Miitomo, is just around the corner, but fans can show their interest by pre-registering for it right now.

Miitomo is set to hit iOS and Android devices sometime this March, but those who sign up can earn some Platinum My Nintendo reward points just for signing up early on the Miitomo web site. This comes just behind the new My Nintendo account system which went live hours before at the My Nintendo registration site. A My Nintendo account is required to pre-register for Miitomo.

The app is a “free-to-download” social experience which utilizes Nintendo’s network and Mii characters. Miitomo will include a number of ways to communicate and interact with friends, including a Miifoto feature to share photos and plenty of ways to unlock and accessorize your Mii. There will be in-app purchases of course, too.

Read on for some new screenshots and the latest details.

Nintendo’s first-ever app for smart devices, Miitomo, launches next month, but now’s the time to sign up to receive a notification when the app is available for download. Now through launch day, anyone can preregister for Miitomo by signing up for the new Nintendo Account service at http://www.Miitomo.com and be among the first to be notified about the availability of Miitomo when it launches in March. Those who create their Nintendo Account before the launch of Miitomo will also receive Platinum Points for the new My Nintendo rewards program, which will launch simultaneously with Miitomo.

“Miitomo makes it easy for people to express themselves and interact with their friends in new and fun ways,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Preregistering now is the best way to be among the first to get in on the fun when Miitomo launches next month.”

Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets you spark conversations with your friends in a whole new way and uses Nintendo’s Mii characters, which first debuted with the launch of Wii Sports in 2006. More than 200 million Mii characters currently exist across Nintendo systems worldwide. To get started, users can quickly create a Mii character, customizing its facial features, eyes, hair, as well as voice and person