Nintendo’s first foray into games for smartphones and tablets was the oddly-received Miitomo, which is more of a social app than a game, despite having some mini-games in it. That left a lot of people wanting to see some characters from Nintendo’s ridiculously big stable of properties, like Mario or Yoshi. Folks waiting for those particular characters will have to continue to wait, though.
Nintendo has officially announced the next big properties arriving on smartphones and tablets: Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem. The titles will be games set within the universes already established by previous titles. Animal Crossing is a lifestyle simulation game which offers players the ability to socialize with other villagers, customize their characters, and more. Fire Emblem typically focuses on tactical RPG action.
It’s likely that the new games for mobile devices will share plenty of similarities to the games previously released in each franchise. However, when they’ll be released and how much they’ll cost, remains a mystery.
The inclusion of Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing is pretty fantastic for Nintendo fans waiting to get more titles on their mobile devices. Of course, the wait for Mario continues.