Snaps up its erstwhile partner in video rendering and playback.
In the past Paris-based Mobiclip produced a video codex for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, and has powered the video content on games such as the Professor Layton series.
It seems an acquisition deal was conducted quietly late last year, and that Nintendo has now confirmed the purchase. The Mobiclip website is now listing itself as a subsidiary of the Japanese firm.
Needless to say, there will now follow speculation that Nintendo is planning a wider entertainment experience through its Wii U and 3DS consoles.
Microsoft and Sony are certainly focused on making their services run movie and TV, so it would make sense for Nintendo to so the same.