Nintendo’s next foray into the mobile market will capitalize on the popular Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing brands, with two free-to-play mobile apps in the works.
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing join Miitomo as part of the first five games due from Nintendo before March 2017. The next two games were announced last month, but the pricing structure was revealed today in Japan, with a free download available for both upon release.
Miitomo, Nintendo’s first mobile app and also free-to-play, was released on Android and iOS devices in March, and has since been downloaded by more than 10 million users.
Nintendo are working with Japanese mobile partner DeNA on their mobile apps. DeNA’s chief executive Isao Moriyasu today told the Wall Street Journal that the new titles were more “pure-game apps” than Miimoto, which was focused more on social interactions than actual gaming. He also implied that microtransactions would be part of the freely downloadable games.
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Source: Wall Street Journal