Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing Mobile Games On The Way, Miitomo Hits 10 Million Downloads

by Mike Futter on Apr 27, 2016 at 03:05 AM

As part of its full-year financial report, Nintendo has revealed what’s next for its mobile rollout. The company says it has two games launching this fall based on popular franchises.

Fire Emblem is first up. Nintendo says that it will be more accessible than other entries in the series. An Animal Crossing title is also in the works. The company says that there are connections between the mobile game and the titles for “dedicated gaming systems.” It’s unclear if that means a new Animal Crossing game is in the works or if it will tie into Happy Home Designer or New Leaf.

Nintendo also reported that Miitomo has been downloaded more than 10 million times. To celebrate, the company will be holding an in-game event from April 29 through May 8.


Our Take
While I know many people who have downloaded Miitomo, there don’t seem to be the hooks to keep them around. I’m seeing fewer and fewer mentions of the app in my social feed and a significant drop off of in-game notifications. I suspect Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will fare better with more actual “game” and fewer creepy questions that seem designed to figure out your password secret question.