Nintendo will release Miitomo, its free-to-play social app, next week the company announced today.
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) March 11, 2016
Users must have a Nintendo Account to register and according to the tweet, via Google Translate, pre-registration ends on March 16.
Nintendo Account is the successor to Nintendo’s Network ID, and users can sign in with their existing Nintendo ID or Facebook, Twitter, and even Google Plus if they wish.
Miitomo will be made available initially in North America, the UK, Ireland, France and other European countries as well as Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Japan with more roll-outs down the line.
The app will be made available for iOS through the App Store and Google Play for Android on March 17 in Japan. Release dates for other regions will be announced at a later date.