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Nintendo's Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises are coming to smartphones

By James Lu - on 28 Apr 2016, 11:22am

Nintendo's Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises are coming to smartphones

Nintendo of America has announced that popular, long-running franchises Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be coming to mobile platforms later this year.

Rather than direct ports of the console titles currently available, the new games will be mobile-optimized spinoffs. According to Engadget, the games will take different approaches to their respective franchises. Fire Emblem, for instance, is normally a tactical role-playing game, giving you control of a small anime army as it battles through difficult skirmishes. Nintendo says the mobile version will be a "more accessible" take that still offers "great value." It's unknown as of now if the games will be purchased or free with in-app purchases. 

Nintendo's first iOS app Miitomo debuted on the App Store last month in partnership with Japanese developer DeNA. The social-based game allows players to create and customize avatars called "Miis," chat with other players, play mini games to earn coins and tickets that can be used towards purchasing new outfits, and more. The app already has over 10 million users and over 20 million Miifotos.

Source: Nintendo of America Twitter via Engadget

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