Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Mobile Titles Pushed to Early 2017

on September 8, 2016 8:02 AM

With the wave of success from titles such as Pokemon GO excitement around the upcoming Super Mario Run, two of Nintendo’s other upcoming titles based on its popular franchises have been delayed, making the wait for portable villagers and epic sword battles just a little bit longer.

Following yesterday’s announcement of Super Mario Run on iOS (and later for Android), Nintendo has announced that its mobile titles based on Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem have been delayed to 2017, with both titles to release before the end of the company’s fiscal year on March 31st, 2017.

In a statement to Polygon, Nintendo confirmed that part of the reason of the delay is to allow more time for Super Mario Run during its launch in December, explaining that “based on a variety of factors, we felt it was most appropriate for Super Mario Run to launch ahead of these other two apps.”

The mobile versions of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will now release in early 2017.

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