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Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing Apps Announced For Mobile

by Donald Theriault - April 27, 2016, 12:33 am PDT
Total comments: 13 Source: Nintendo

Two big Nintendo franchises will be among the four mobile titles

Following the launch of Miitomo, Nintendo is looking to big portable hits for their smart apps.

During their earnings press conference today, Nintendo confirmed that the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing series will both be represented in their mobile strategy.

Nintendo is still committing to four mobile apps releasing by March 31, 2017.

Talkback

EnnerApril 27, 2016

There are so many sickening mobage tricks they can pull on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing. I'm really curious as to what they are going to do with these two series on mobile.


Alas, I feel sad for those that want a new Advance Wars.

LemonadeApril 27, 2016

Two game series I dont really care about. Where is Mario?

Animal Crossing does make sense though. Im predicting tons of microtransactions.

SorenApril 27, 2016

Fire Emblem better be good. I've already stopped using Miitomo.

TurdFurgyApril 27, 2016

I'm not getting tricked into buying another Animal Crossing game. Fire Emblem seems like it would be a good fit.

MrPandaApril 27, 2016

As much as I hope that this it will be a full-fledged Animal Crossing, we're probably looking at mobile Happy Home Designer or something along those lines - maybe the ability to design homes and share responses in animalese (a la Miitomo).  Fire Emblem is an interesting choice, and I'm glad to see Nintendo wants to take it in so many directions. If it's free-to-play though, I worry that microtransactions may limit the gameplay.

Fatty The HuttApril 27, 2016

Ooooh, Animal Crossing on mobile? Very tempting.
So far, Miitomo has been more than fair. I can't give those guys money if I wanted to, they keep throwing free stuff at me. I assume the primary focus of Miitomom is not monetization but engagement. Maybe that will change with later mobile offerings.

RPG_FAN128April 27, 2016

Quote from: Enner

Alas, I feel sad for those that want a new Advance Wars.

Thanks!  ^_^  But I cherish the four I have, and replay them all every 4-5 years. 


Animal Crossing having micro-transactions scares me.  Thousands of items or themes or sets, all for $XX.  Maybe if you had more freedom of expression.  I.e., the room can be as big as we want, have as many furniture pieces displayed as you want, and can alter wall/floor with any combo of design.  That is, north wall may be different, or even sections of said north wall can be customized.  Still, playing Wild World until 2009 probably has be set for life when it comes to Animal Crossing.

ShyGuyApril 27, 2016

No more Animal Crossing on consoles ever again?

fred13April 27, 2016

I wish Enner was wrong about Advance Wars...sadly I may never get a new Advance Wars game

Fatty The HuttApril 27, 2016

Quote from: ShyGuy

No more Animal Crossing on consoles ever again?

I don't think that's what it means. Some Nintendo PR release stated

Quote:

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.

Source

Ian SaneApril 27, 2016

The obvious fear is the possibility of these moving to mobile on a permanent basis since both series would work within the shitty microtransactions mobile business model.  Like I kind of feel that if you're a fan of either series you specifically don't want to support either game for fear of giving Nintendo the message that you would prefer these as mobile releases.

Nintendo hasn't really done anything bad with mobile yet, my distrust is coming entirely from the track record of other videogame companies.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, April 27, 2016

Quote from: Enner

There are so many sickening mobage tricks they can pull on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing. I'm really curious as to what they are going to do with these two series on mobile.


Alas, I feel sad for those that want a new Advance Wars.

I know it's not the same, but it's related to mobile. There's a relatively new game like Warbits which is essentially a love letter to Nintendo's series. It's been reviewing really well, too.

Mop it upApril 28, 2016

Lame.

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