Nintendo Developing 'The Legend Of Zelda' Mobile Game

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 16, 2017 08:17 AM EDT
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Nintendo continues to bask in the continuing success of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" for the Nintendo Switch. It seems that the Japanese gaming firm wants to capitalize on the IP's popularity by developing a new "The Legend of Zelda" game for mobile platforms. According to reports the new "Zelda" smartphone game is scheduled to launch after the "Animal Crossing" mobile game comes out.

Sources note that the "Animal Crossing" game for smartphones is supposedly scheduled to launch later this year. Despite reports that confirm a "The Legend of Zelda" game being developed for smartphones, there are no further details that share more information about the upcoming mobile game. Game Rant also claims that as of now, it is not known if the game will be free-to-play like Nintendo's "Fire Emblem Heroes" or a one-time purchase game like "Super Mario Run".

Nintendo has carefully approached its entry to the mobile games market. Additionally, it seems that the company plans to rely on its big name titles to entice gamers to purchase their apps. As of now, it is quite apparent that a "The Legend of Zelda" game for smartphones will be attractive for consumers. Based on the announcement made by Nintendo's Tatsumi Kimishima, they have plans to release about two or three new smartphone games before 2017 ends, according to Engadget.

The company has already expressed their plans to offer their games through a one-time purchase approach. It seems that its upcoming "The Legend of Zelda" game will follow the same plan. Nintendo also appears to dislike microtransactions and wants its customers to grab the game with a set cost.

Just like its "Fire Emblem Heroes" consumers expect Nintendo to launch its "The Legend of Zelda" mobile game simultaneously for both iOS and Android smartphones. The company has also noted that in-app purchases have not been very successful with any of its games released for smartphones.

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