Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing smartphone games confirmed by Nintendo

Nintendo’s next two smartphone titles will, as promised, be based on two of its more recognisable IP.

Games based on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing are both on the way, although neither will arrive until the autumn.

Nintendo says the Fire Emblem game will be more accessible” in comparison to the series’ handheld and console releases. Animal Crossing, meanwhile, will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems”.

Both of these are pure game applications,” the platform holder added. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.

Will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.”

Nintendo has also this morning confirmed a March 2017 launch for the NX, which will not be at E3, and that the new Zelda is in development for both NX and Wii U.

Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima added in a statement: As we report the results of the last fiscal year, we also look forward to an exciting period ahead with further growth in our mobile business, new products for our dedicated video game systems and continued progress in our efforts to increase the number of consumers experiencing our IP through games, licensing and expanded entertainment.”

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