Japanese gaming company Nintendo said on Wednesday that two of its most popular games will be coming to the iOS platform. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will both make appearances on smartphones and tablets.
The company announced the move on Twitter, and via a press release. it’s been a busy day for Nintendo announcements already, as the company has also announced the release date of its new gaming system, codenamed NX, will ship March 2017. The gaming firm also announced they’ve hit 10 million users worldwide for Miitomo, their first release for iOS devices.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2016
Gameplay for both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing should prove familiar to fans, as Fire Emblem will offer both role playing and strategy challenges; while Animal Crossing will connect with both the handheld and console versions of the game. It isn’t known at this time if the apps will be free, or include in-app purchases.
While Nintendo’s first release for mobile devices, Miitomo, is basically a social app, the firm says both new apps will be “pure game applications.” Miitomo was met with mixed reactions from gamers, who were hoping for more of a Nintendo-like gaming experience than the initial app proved to provide.
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing should show up on iOS devices sometime this fall. The company also has two other titles in the works for mobile devices, which should hit devices around March 2017.