It’s officially been over a year since Nintendo announced it would be bringing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem titles to mobile; and while the Big N made good on one of those promises, Animal Crossing fans are still eagerly holding their bell bags wondering when they’ll be able to move into their new mobile homes.
Originally slated for a Fall 2016 release, the title was delayed until March 2017. Sadly, that date didn’t stick either with Nintendo pushing the title to an undisclosed time within this fiscal year.
During a Q&A session at Nintendo’s recent financial results briefing, one reporter asked Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima when the eagerly anticipated title would be making its debut.
Q: The Animal Crossing application for smart devices was not discussed this time. What was the reason for this?
A: As I discussed during the previous Corporate Management Policy Briefing, we will release the
Animal Crossing application for smart devices during this fiscal year. We will announce the specific release date before we commence distribution.
While Kimishima kept information rather vague, he did at least reconfirm that the title would be arriving sometime this fiscal year. However, with two delays under its belt already, you might want to take that answer with a grain of salt.
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