Nintendo is pretty new into the mobile market and it was just less than two months ago when they released their very first smartphone game. That game is entitled Miitomo, and it blends in casual gaming with a great social experience. Now, the known gaming giant already has plans for their next step as they are about to release two more mobile titles. Furthermore, these will be free to download and install when they will be launched later this year.
Nintendo Will Release Two New Smartphone Apps Later This Year and They Will be Free to Download
DeNa, a Tokyo-based gaming developer, which is also partnering with Nintendo with regards to the gaming giant’s mobile applications, has recently told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that there will be two upcoming titles to grace Android and iOS smartphones within the year. These smartphone games will be “free-to-start apps,” which means that players can download and install them without having to whip out their credit card and continue to play without having to spend a single cent. However, just like most of the games that you can find in the Play Store and in the iOS App Store, there will be micro-transactions or in-app purchases that can be done to make the games a bit easier to deal with.
The gaming firm also confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the next two smartphone titles will be a tactical role-playing game (RPG) and the other is a community simulation game. What’s more is that both games come from famous Nintendo titles. The tactical RPG is a mobile spin-off from the popular Fire Emblem series and the other is a smartphone take on Animal Crossing.
When they do get to launch on the smartphone platform, both Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will follow on the footsteps of Miitomo. Even though Mittomo is often described more as a social networking experience rather than a full-fledged game, there are now more than 1-million people who had raced to download the app just within the first few days after it has launched. Furthermore, and just recently (at the time of writing), the app has already topped 10-million users in just a bit over a month after it has been available for download.
Even though Nintendo is a bit late in entering the mobile markets, the success of Miitomo shows that the company has a lot of promise in this category. Furthermore, this new division aims to bring back what the firm has been struggling to retrieve over the recent years – sales.