Nintendo Promises Fall Launch of “Fire Emblem” and “Animal Crossing” Mobile Games
Following its full-fiscal-year earnings report, Nintendo has posted an update saying it will release two more games this fall targeting smartphone users. The new games will be based on the popular “Fire Emblem” and “Animal Crossing” franchises.
The new games are part of Nintendo’s commitment to release five games on iOS and Android platforms by March 2017. Nintendo says both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be more accessible, more connected versions of the games which are currently available on Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and other Nintendo platforms.
As for the former app, while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design the latter game so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment. Both of these are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.
Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo, was launched on the App Store last month and has already crossed 10 million unique users worldwide, the press release states. It was first available in Japan and then expanded to the US, Canada, and other countries on March 31. So far, the app has sparked more than 300 million Miitomo communications, and more than 20 million Miifotos have been created. To celebrate this important milestone – 10 million users – Nintendo will run a special promotion between April 29 and May 8.