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Here's what to expect from Nintendo's next iPhone games

Andrew Hayward | April 29, 2016
Miitomo was an odd starting point, but the real games are coming this fall.

The social interactions are ripe for a smartphone game, and Animal Crossing is so adorable and appealing that we could see ourselves logging in throughout the day to chat with friends and enhance our homes and villages. That’s if it’s done right on iPhone, of course, and we certainly hope that’s the case for both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to see both tie into Miitomo, using Nintendo’s social app as a hub for building connections in the games.

Neither Fire Emblem or Animal Crossing has quite the mainstream profile of Super Mario or The Legend of Zelda, but both are extremely well-regarded franchises that have produced some of the best games on the Nintendo DS and 3DS. Hopefully that makes them both an ideal fit for the iPhone, as well.


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