Several rumors come with great news for Legend of Zelda fans. They suggest that the popular franchise might make its way on the mobile game market. These rumors are not official, so nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo. However, it might be a sensible move to make, now that the release of Breath of the Wild and Nintendo Switch brought the franchise into the spotlight.
Bringing both Animal Crossing and Zelda on mobile
Those who provided the rumors remained anonymous, but they claim to be familiar with the issue. They suggest that Nintendo will launch a mobile version of Animal Crossing some time this year. Then, before March 2018, they should also bring Zelda into the mobile world. However, this is not settled. Both the order and the date of these releases might change.
So far, Nintendo was collaborated with DeNA for the release of their mobile games. These games, Miitomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Super Mario Run, were not a continuation of the original titles. They came with their own gaming experiences which allowed players not to get bored or feel as if they had been playing the old games on a different platform.
Nintendo did not comment on the rumors
This sounds quite promising. A rethought Zelda experience on a mobile phone could count as another huge success for Nintendo, provided that they listen to previous feedback. The previous titles in the Zelda franchise required players to always be connected to a network to play. Many criticized this option, so they might choose to change it for the mobile rendition of the game.
The annual E3 show is approaching, so exciting announcements must be on their way. Nintendo are probably preparing new content and games for their successful platform Switch, but the possibility of announcing the mobile versions of Zelda and Animal Crossing is not excluded. They did not comment on the rumors, but will make all the announcements at the trade show.
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