Nintendo Confirms Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Mobile Titles Will Be Free-to-Play

on May 11, 2016 11:10 AM

Coming off the heels of Miitomo and its upcoming mobile titles for later this year, last month Nintendo revealed that both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will be receiving the mobile treatment with new games based on both of its beloved properties, with each of the games to embrace a free-to-play structure this fall.

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo and its mobile development partner DeNA confirmed that both of the company’s new games based on Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will utilize a free-to-play structure, and implying that micro-transactions/in-game purchases will be part of the experience.

Specific details on either title were not yet revealed on what content will be available in the “free-to-start” experience, but DeNA chief executive Isao Moriyasu explained that “both of these are pure game applications” with “more prominent game elements” than what we’ve seen so far in Miitomo, and added that “the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.”

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