Nintendo made the big announcement last year that they were finally entering the mobile space, with details that their apps would enhance the Nintendo brand rather than diminish it. We got our first app last month with the new IP Miitomo, but now they have revealed two existing brands that will be getting apps in the future.
Nintendo held their 2015 Fiscal Year Earnings Conference today where they revealed details of the previous year’s earnings while also giving details of the future. We already told you about their reveal of when the NX is coming out and the delay of the new The Legend of Zelda, but in that also came a tease of two upcoming mobile apps.
Reports from the conference stated that Nintendo revealed that both the Animal Crossing series and Fire Emblem series would be getting mobile apps in the future, which was further confirmed by the official Nintendo of America Twitter.
#Nintendo apps are coming to smart devices, including Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing!”
We already know that Nintendo has said they will not be just porting existing games to mobile devices, so these should be unique experiences to those on Nintendo handhelds, but we don’t know to what extent they will be. They only specify them as “apps” rather than “games,” but that may just be the way they chose to word it here.
If they are in fact actual games, these two series seem very well fitted for mobile, as they do not require precise movements at fast speeds, but rather are those that could be handled with ease on a mobile touchscreen.
Hopefully we’ll get more details of these in the near future, potentially at E3, but what would you like to see from these two franchises on mobile? Let us know in the comments below.