In an interview with Waypoint, President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime reiterated that Animal Crossing on mobile is coming sometime this year and that the development team is hard at work and more information will be given in due course.
So, specifically now, Animal Crossing. Animal Crossing development continues quite strongly, the teams are very excited about what they have. It’s an application that is going to launch this year, as we’ve committed. And we’ll be sharing more information in due course. We believe, just as we’ve seen with Pokémon Go, just as we’ve seen with Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, we believe that the application will help broaden the user base for Animal Crossing, and it’s going to end up having a positive impact on our dedicated video game business of Animal Crossing.
Animal Crossing Fans have been waiting dedicatedly for the launch of the mobile game, or even any news for it. Originally slated to launch by March 2017, the game was unfortunately delayed.
The interview also touched on other aspects of the Nintendo’s showing at E3 like why they did not show off any mobile games.
When it comes to mobile, we are just not sure if E3 is the place for us to be talking about mobile. As we think about our priorities, we see Switch as number one priority, followed very closely by the Nintendo 3DS. We’re just not sure if E3 is the place, versus, whether it’s a South by Southwest, or other opportunities to talk about that content.
So hopefully, we get to hear more about Animal Crossing Mobile Directly from them soon.