Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games coming to Android, iOS this Fall

Were you not impressed with Miitomo? Then you're going to keep tabs on Nintendo's mobile offerings this Fall.

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Nintendo made some big announcements earlier today as we now know the Nintendo NX will release in March 2017, while also learning The Legend of Zelda will launch alongside the upcoming console. That’s not all Nintendo had up its sleeves as it’s announced it will release two new mobile games based on its Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises this Fall.

Both games are being described as “pure game applications,” unlike its recent Miitomo, which is far from a game as it’s more of a mobile social network.

Nintendo promises Fire Emblem for mobile devices will be more accessible when compared to its series’ games for its dedicated gaming systems, although it’ll offer the value of a full role-playing strategy game.

Animal Crossing on mobile will be able to connect to at least one of the company’s Animal Crossing games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, although it didn’t disclose exactly how that will be possible nor what kind of cross-platform play we should expect.

With the upcoming release of both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games on mobile, Nintendo appears to be ready to commit additional properties to those who prefer to play games on their mobile device. While both of these properties will certainly find their audience on mobile, we can’t help but think developing a Mario mobile title would be the point of action for Nintendo.

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    April 27, 2016 6:52 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing games coming to Android, iOS this Fall

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      April 27, 2016 8:47 AM

      Animal Crossing on mobile makes a lot of sense. It lends itself to the format quite well.

      But, come on. Just port the Mario Bros games or the original color Pokemon games and Nintendo would make bank. NFC battles and trading FTW. Just don't be greedy like EA on the pricing and you'll have massive market penetration. But, it's Nintendo, so no.

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        April 27, 2016 9:13 AM

        Mario Bros. With a v-pad sounds fucking awful and infuriating. Sure some people have controllers for their phones but 99% of people would be playing it without one. I'm even one of those weirdos that is fine with v-pads and I think it's a terrible idea.

        Pokemon on the other hand would be perfect!

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          April 27, 2016 10:33 AM

          Fine. How about Paper Mario, then? Or, Dr. Mario? ;)

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          April 27, 2016 3:40 PM

          There's not many buttons to wrangle, it would work well enough for those that want it. Plus an iPad would work fine for something creative like Mario Marker.

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        April 27, 2016 9:15 AM

        Mario's a no, Pokemon is probably also a no but for very different reasons. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing actually make a lot of sense.

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        April 27, 2016 9:19 AM

        Mario sounds horrible that way.

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      April 27, 2016 2:20 PM

      Cool haven't played a fire emblem in a long time