May 17, 2017 04:29 AM EDT
Nintendo is reportedly building a new game "The Legend of Zelda" for Android and iOS devices, but no firm release date has been revealed yet. According to the reliable report, "The Legend of Zelda" for smartphones will follow the mobile debut of "Animal Crossing," which is Nintendo's long-running social simulation series.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Japanese gaming giant will be following its next mobile release with "The Legend of Zelda" game, thanks to the phenomenal success of "Breath of the Wild" on Nintendo Switch and Wii U. The people familiar with this matter said that the "Animal Crossing" smartphone app is likely to be released in the latter half of 2017,
Considering how well "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" did on the Nintendo Switch, it's no surprise that Nintendo wants to capitalize on the series' return on position. "Animal Crossing" and "The Legend of Zelda" would follow "Miitomo," "Super Mario Run" and "Fire Emblem Heroes." These are the three titles the Kyoto-based company has already released on Android and iOS, as reported by NDTV.
How much Nintendo would charge for "The Legend of Zelda" on Android and iOS is still unknown. Considering "Super Mario Run" was a one-time purchase, others like "Fire Emblem Heroes" were free-to-play with microtransactions.
While the last entry in "The Legend of Zelda" game series took an open-world, survival-themed loom over the traditional linear set of dungeons, how Nintendo adapts it for its mobile release will be interesting to see. However, it is right now safe to say that gamers won't be seeing a straightforward port of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" for the smartphones.
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