Nintendo Apply For Team Formation Game Patent

Nintendo Co., Ltd. have applied for a new information processing patent (特開2019-208896) in Japan. The patent aims to enhance interest for a user in a game which requires “team formation”. From the images: the patent is for a Nintendo Switch game, although makes reference to the webpage https://www.nintendo.com/sites/mp8/ for Mario Party 8 (please note the webpage is no longer active).

The process includes at least one team consisting of a plurality of users and a game played by at least one user belonging to the team. The user is prompted to operate the controller at least once before or after gameplay, which when successful, a predetermined game effect is performed. Please note this is just a brief summary of a 40 page PDF. Thanks to J-PlatPat. Select images used in the application added below…

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