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Among a slew of other announcements made this morning, Nintendo officially announced it’s plans to bring the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises to mobile platforms this fall.

Hopefully we'll see these guys on mobile soon too
Hopefully we'll see these guys on mobile soon too

In a press release that has Google Translate’s fingerprints all over it, Nintendo assured fans that these tie-ins will be what they call "pure game applications," presumably fully-functional standalone games and not just companions apps. The new Fire Emblem game in particular will be "more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems."

In addition, the mobile versions of these games will also interact with their older brothers on the 3DS, Wii U, and upcoming NX:

Nintendo will design [Animal Crossing for mobile] so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment.

Aside from the bombshell announcement that the company might be loosening its death grip on some of their popular series, details were pretty sparse from Nintendo this morning.

Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.

Hopefully another Nintendo Direct is in our future so we can get some release dates and more intricate details soon.

Are your bodies ready to play some Nintendo games on mobile?


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