May 16, 2017 06:27 AM EDT
Android and Apple iPhone owners would soon be able to play a “The Legend of Zelda” game on their smartphones. Nintendo is developing a game for the two OS and would release the new game after the developer releases the iPhone version of “Animal Crossing” which was initially scheduled for release in April but Nintendo delayed its launch.
Nintendo, which is also the developer of “Pokemon GO,” released in March “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” together with the launch of Nintendo Switch. Other games rolled out by Nintendo include “Super Mario Run” in late 2016 and “Fire Emblem: Heroes” in January. The new installment of “The Legend of Zelda” for the iPhone and Android would be released after the launch of “Animal Crossing” in the second half of 2017, 9TO5Mac reports.
However, The Wall Street Journal, which broke the news about “The Legend of Zelda” game for iOS and Android devices, says the launch date could be flexible. Rumors about the game include it would be a full 3D RPG or something entirely different.
The Nintendo Switch and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” are selling briskly. The game sells for $60, but its price for the iPhone and Android versions is still unknown. MacRumors notes that “The Legend of Zelda” for the iPhone would be the fifth game that Nintendo has developed for iOS and Android gadgets.
The five games were supposed to roll out in March, but only “Fire Emblem: Heroes,” “Super Mario Run,” and “Miitomo” were released according to the Nintendo timetable, CNET reports. Besides the new “The Legend of Zelda” game for iPhone and Android phones, The Pokemon Company also plans to release a new card-game app. Although there are no details about the app, speculations say that the new iPhone game could revolve around real-life trading cards that are also popular with gamers.
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