A while back, Nintendo seemed to be fully embracing smartphone gaming as a way to increase exposure for some classic IPs. While that plan appears to have been scaled back considerably, Nintendo still seems to be exploring options with its iOS and Android games. I am investigating whether it works for The original Nintendogs game shifted a tremendous amount of copies onto the Nintendo DS platform in 2005. Whether or not it will ever be released remains unclear, but it seems like a franchise perfectly suited for mobile his gamers with a cause. success. You can view the patent here.