Nintendo is planning to bring The Legend of Zelda to iOS and Android as early as this year. However, as per reports, the release date will not fall anytime near. The Legend of Zelda for smartphones will follow the mobile debut of Animal Crossing Nintendo’s long-running social simulation series.
“The people familiar with the matter said the Animal Crossing smartphone app is likely to be released in the latter half of 2017, and The Legend of Zelda would follow that, although they cautioned that the timing and order of the releases could be changed. Nintendo is developing the games with Tokyo-based DeNA Co. Representatives of Nintendo and DeNA declined to comment,” writes the Wall Street Journal.
It’s no surprise that Nintendo wants to capitalize the series return to form considering how well The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild did on the Nintendo Switch. The Legend of Zelda and the animal crossing will follow the Nintendo’s line up. This line-up includes Miitomo, Super Mario Run, and Fire Emblem Heroes which were released on both iOS and Android platforms.
Pricing for The Legend of Zelda on Android and iOS platforms is yet to be unveiled. Since Super Mario Run is a one-time purchase, others like Fire Emblem Heroes are free-to-play with microtransactions.
Some Android and iPhone users complain about the £7.99 price tag for Super Mario Run. While others say that users should support premium games by reaching for their wallets.