Nintendo is rolling out a new developer tool for its global system development team, the first such tool for a Japanese console manufacturer since its founding in 1994.
The new tool, called the Nintendo Developer Kit (NDK), is designed to support a wide variety of projects, including the creation of games for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS family of consoles, as well as mobile apps for the Wii U and Wii.
Nintendo has long been a global leader in creating game engines for mobile devices, and the NDK is aimed at developers looking to build apps that can run on multiple platforms.
“It will be used for the creation and management of apps for Nintendo’s new developer platform,” Nintendo said in a statement on Thursday.
“The NDK will enable developers to easily build and run their own app with ease.”NDP is a collaboration between Nintendo and NTT Docomo, the Japanese telecom giant that is developing Nintendo’s own software and hardware for the mobile platform.
It was launched on March 1, 2017, and offers developers access to a wide range of tools, including code, source code, documentation, and tools for building mobile apps.
The new toolkit is expected to be available to developers and consumers later this year.
For developers, it’s a way to work on mobile apps with the platform, and Nintendo is making it easier than ever to get started.
“The NDP is designed specifically for developers to build applications and services for Nintendo products, while also making it easy for consumers to learn how to use the platform,” a Nintendo representative said in the statement.
“This is the first of a number of new tools for developers that will be launched by Nintendo.”
The company is expected launch more than 100 apps and services in 2018.