Nintendo has announced Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be part of the next wave of Nintendo mobile apps, while revealing Nintendo’s first mobile application Miitomo has been played by over 10 million unique users.
The news was released during Nintendo’s fiscal year earnings announcement, which revealed both the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises would make the move to mobile. Nintendo has stated both of these applications will launch “this spring”.
Fire Emblem is know for its highly strategic take on the role-playing strategy genre, but Nintendo has stated that the mobile release will be “more accessible” compared to previously released entries in the series, while still offering the same high quality fans expect. While Animal Crossing will be “connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems” which will aim to increase the enjoyment of both games.
While both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile releases will be gameplay focused, Nintendo also shared the success of the social application Miitomo. Nintendo’s first application for smartphones and tablets has been played by “10 million unique users worldwide”, with more than 300 million conversations conducted, and over 20 million Miifotos created. Nintendo will also be holding a special 10-day “Celebrating 10 Million Users!” promotion between April 29 and May 8 to celebrate the achievement.
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