Animal Crossing is officially coming to your smart phone this fall, will connect with gaming systems

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Only a little over a year after first revealing plans for mobile development, Nintendo announced plans today for upcoming mobile games in the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem franchises.

While details are very light at the moment, we know a couple things from a short statement released by Nintendo of America. Namely, the Animal Crossing mobile game will be designed to be connected with the existing world of Animal Crossing on dedicated gaming systems. It’s also said that playing both Animal Crossing on mobile devices as well as dedicated systems will increase the players enjoyment.

If that all sounds pretty ambiguous and uncertain, that’s because it is. Hopefully we’ll hear some more concrete information sooner than later. Here’s the full statement from Nintendo of America on Nintendo’s upcoming mobiles games:

Building on the positive consumer reaction to Miitomo, Nintendo announced that its next two mobile apps would be based on the familiar and beloved Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises. Nintendo plans to release both of these applications this fall.

As for the former app, while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game.

Nintendo will design the latter game so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment. Both of these 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.

Both the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem games for mobile devices are expected to launch in the fall later this year with more information revealed as near release. Like Nintendo’s previous mobile release Miitomo, the games will be available on both Android and iOS mobile platforms.

Let us know in the comments below what you think about this new development and whether you’ll be trying out Animal Crossing on your phone later this year. Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World throughout the year as we keep you up to date on Nintendo’s latest mobile experiment with Animal Crossing.