Nintendo's next mobile apps are Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing0 Comments
With 10 million unique users signed onto Miitomo worldwide since its March launch, Nintendo has annouced the next two franchises under its umbrella that will be getting the mobile treatment: Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.
The company's plans for the Fire Emblem app include "making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems," while also "offer[ing] the great value of a role-playing strategy game." As for Animal Crossing, this new mobile app "will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems."
No concrete details were given about the two apps, only that they will be more focused on being a game rather than a social experience — Nintendo saying that "compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business" — and that Nintendo "plans to release both of these applications this fall."
Both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing are fantastic picks for mobile apps. Fire Emblem could take a Final Fantasy Record Keeper approach with party members continuously being added, while Animal Crossing could let players travel to villages all over the world and trade with other players and their villagers. Nintendo's long delay in entering the mobile scene may have been worth it, as it seems the company has done its homework on what works and what doesn't.