Animal Crossing has been a popular simulation game for Nintendo devices revolving around anthropomorphic animals residing in a town run by the mayor, the player character. In early 2017, Animal Crossing was scheduled to release for the first time as a free-to-play game on mobile devices. Exciting news? Absolutely. Unfortunately though, Nintendo has us back to impatiently waiting and is instead speeding up the production of Fire Emblem Heroes, a tactical free-to-play RPG.
Nintendo states in their financial note, “for smart devices, we plan to release the game application Fire Emblem Heroes on February 2. We will also follow last December’s release of Super Mario Run for iOS with an Android version in March. To accommodate the releases and operation of these applications, we have revised the release schedule for Animal Crossing, which we had originally planned to release during this period. This title will be released during the next fiscal year.”
Nintendo’s fiscal year ends March 31st, so fans of Animal Crossing can hopefully expect a release date shortly after.