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Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing mobile releases will be 'pure game apps'

Coming from Nintendo's press release...

Both of these (Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing mobile releases) are pure game applications. Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business. Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.

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Still kinda vague, but I guess this means the apps will have more in the way of feeling like a traditional game, but they won't act as some sort of "replacement" for the games you get on Nintendo's systems (we did just get FE: Fates recently after all).

Oh well that's good. Totally makes up for 100% lack of Zelda.

One positive thing about Nintendo on the mobile market is that they seem to be trying new things, instead of doing what everyone else does which is copying one of the 4 game templates that are popular and putting a new skin on it.

Well at least this is good news. Aside from the gameplay if they make the "gacha machine" to where it will take your money wanting that piece of furniture then I'm all for it. I hate them but I still love them, how strange (thanks Puzzle and Dragons and FF Record Keeper).

Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.

So which is it? An App, or a Game? It still sounds like an App since apps do more linking then anything else.

Different Audiences and Different Groups of Players?
That, sounds ominous. . .

Semantics. Their choice of words is really just to get investors' attention, not to indicate any hint of content.

One could only hope, that is the actual case here.

First FE game I am not getting...

Sorta makes me hope that they'll make a mobile version of Art academy in the future. (Artist, btw)

Moving AA titles over to mobile.... not a good sign.

Good thing that's not what they're doing then.

Uh... Paranoid much?

The idea is good from a business perspective. I trust they will make something interesting from a gameplay perspective.

Only time will tell if they're shooting themselves in the foot or not.

As much as I hate to admit it, AC mobile could be huge for them if done right.

Yeah, because it worked so well for them for Amiibo Festival and their Amiibo Line. . .
Then again, you did say If they do it right. . .

Only good thing to come out of Amiibo Festival was Dessert Island Escape. So, maybe if they use that as a tie-in freebie to the free app, it might work.

I meant making a mobile game along the lines of the main ones. Features like being able to decorate homes and fashion designs. That kind of stuff have mass appeal. No one asked or wanted Amiibo festival. It was only made to sell more toys.

Features like being able to decorate homes and fashion designs. That kind of stuff have mass appeal.

It does too, and it could easily be accomplished on Mobile. That's why I said what I did of why this seems, ominous. If way more people/users(different ones, I might add) can get their fix through Mobile(without any loss of gameplay mechanic/premise/aspect) instead of the actual game for their main systems, what would be the point of mass producing said games for the systems? It just spells 'trouble ahead' for me.

No one asked or wanted Amiibo festival. It was only made to sell more toys.

And when they didn't get the sales they were after, they practically abandoned it, and even all Amiibos thereafter it would seem. The reason for the decline of interest in those Amiibo was two fold: 1. Too Much too soon, they were released along with 5 of the Smash Line; people didn't feel like getting them if it meant missing out on the Smash line, because they were smart enough to know not to trust Nintendo with handling restocks appropriately. 2. The quality of the Animal Crossing line was crappy compared to the Smash Line, people didn't feel like they were worth $14; Maybe $7, but still they'd be smart enough to avoid the buyers remorse surrounding them.

Yeah, I get those concerns. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt here. Pure game app is vague as hell so I'll wait to see what it is. For all we know, it's design your avatar and you can play some Island-style mini-games. The home and town decorations is left to the main games.

For all we know, it's design your avatar and you can play some Island-style mini-games. The home and town decorations is left to the main games.

That might not be soo bad, IF that's as far as any of their content pertaining to Mobile is Allowed to go. They really need to add more things to be able to accessories in their models though. 3 is NOT enough. Something more like 12 or even 24-32 would be great. I think I clocked a good range between 17-24; it's enough to get a specific look just right, without having to overwhelm some sensitive types. Otherwise, with less than 12, things just look very bland and generic.

Legs, 3.
Torso, 3.
Arms, 3.
Head, 3.

That should be the minimum; they can overlap some of the numbers like torso to Legs or head to torso.

If they made an Animal Crossing trade shop app I would be all over that. Then I can get all the special sets without going through all the hoops.

Welp, I knew this would happen... Nintendo claimed they wouldn't make pure games, and would instead make promotional apps and short games, they sure broke their word on that too quickly. I fear they're going to focus purely on making cheap tablet games with microtransaction begging quirks, to the point where they don't want to make console games anymore. I hate this generation of gaming so much...

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