Rumor: New Pokemon Card Game & Zelda Mobile Game/App On Its Way, Animal Crossing Mobile to Land by End of 2017

The Wall Street Journal is currently reporting that The Legend of Zelda series is apparently going to be getting a mobile phone game designed by the folks at DeNA, while The Pokemon Company is currently working on card-game app. In addition, they state that Animal Crossing’s mobile game should arrive by the end of 2017 and before the Zelda app, but that plans are definitively set in  stone on that order just yet. Here are some exact quotes from the article:

Nintendo Co. NTDOY -0.05% plans to offer its game “The Legend of Zelda” for smartphones, people familiar with the matter said, the latest step by the Kyoto company to expand its mobile-games lineup…

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. 2432 -0.12%…

Representatives of Nintendo and DeNA declined to comment…

Pokémon Co. is planning a new card-game app, two people familiar with the matter said. Pokémon Co. already makes physical cards that players collect and use in competitions. A company spokeswoman declined to comment…

With no official word or comment on the matter, we’re going to just list this one as a rumor. Would you be interested in either of the new mobile titles being presented here?

Source: Wall Street Journal

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

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