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Nintendo mobile strategy

Nintendo has reiterated that the main purpose of its mobile games are for marketing and to expose people to its IP.

Axios took a look at the situation surrounding the Big N on mobile given how Dragalia Lost shut down this week. Dr. Mario World and Miitomo were previously closed as well.

Now Nintendo has five mobile games at its disposal: Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart Tour, Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Pikmin Bloom. However, these experiences make up a meager amount of Nintendo’s overall revenue. While Switch games and hardware generated $4.5 billion between April and September, the apps earned only $169 million. Mobile tracking firm also says the Nintendo Switch Online app was downloaded more this year than Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Pikmin Bloom.

Fire Emblem Heroes update 7.0.0

The next Fire Emblem Heroes update is on the way, with version 7.0.0 planned for next week.

The game will be receiving new content and updates. This includes new Memento Events in Heroes Journey, new weapon skills and weapons to refine, updates to Aether Raids, and more.

The full patch notes for the Fire Emblem Heroes version 7.0.0 update are as follows:

Pokemon Unite Urshifu

Original (11/25): Urshifu is the next creature that will be appearing in Pokemon Unite, it’s been revealed. An in-game notice shares the news.

Pokemon Unite is set to receive a new Battle Pass and Ranked Season on December 1, 2022. It appears that we’ll also be seeing Urshifu on the same day.

Fire Emblem Heroes Veronica and Embla

Fire Emblem Heroes has revealed Veronica and Embla as its next summoning event. As the name implies, these are the only characters featured, though you’ll also be able to summon previously released 5-star New Heroes, Legendary Heroes, and Mythic Heroes.

Veronica: Princess Rising (voiced by Wendee Lee, art by Kozaki Yusuke) and Embla: God of Closure (voiced by Mayanna Berrin, art by Kozaki Yusuke) will be present. The learnable skills for Veronica include Enclosing Darkness, Enclosure, Atk/Spd Catch 4, S/R Far Trace 3, and Panic Smoke 4. Embla can use Enclosing Claw, Draconic Aura, Atk/Spd Clash 4, Beast Agility 3, and Severance.

Pokemon GO Season 9 Mythical Wishes

Niantic has announced December content updates for Pokemon GO, including Season 9 – titled Mythical Wishes. There’s also news about raids, research breakthroughs, and upcoming events.

Season 9: Mythical Wishes starts in Pokemon GO on December 1, 2022, at 10 AM and runs through March 1, 2023, at 10 AM local time. While it’s active, players will see the return of events like Pokemon GO Tour, Winter Holiday, Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day. More information can be found on the official blog here regarding what fans can expect, including raids, events, new features and bonuses.

Pokemon Masters EX has received its regular monthly update, bringing the game to version 2.27.0. On top of the usual bug fixes and minor adjustments, the game is receiving a few quality of life changes, such as the addition of a Restart Battle feature and the ability to have two Sync Pairs with Trainers sharing a name on your team at once.

Here are the full patch notes for the update:

Fire Emblem Heroes Book VI ending Princesses' Pledge

Fire Emblem Heroes is putting the finishing touches on Book VI with its ending movie, which is known as Princesses’ Pledge.

In the video, Princess Sharena and Princess Veronica enjoy a nice, relaxing tea break in a garden in full bloom. Nintendo and Intelligent Systems suggest that the gods of their two countries could be watching over them.

Mario Kart Tour Peach vs. Bowser Tour

A new event is heading to Mario Kart Tour – specifically the Peach vs. Bowser Tour which has users choosing between the two sides. This is set to go live on November 29, 2022.

The main highlight here is the inclusion of Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS. As many Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fans know, he same course will be going live in the Switch game as part of the next wave of the Booster Course Pass.

Pokemon GO Solgaleo and Lunala

Today, Niantic announced a new Astral Eclipse event for Pokemon GO, which will bring about Solgaleo and Lunala. This will be held between Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 10 AM to Monday, November 28, 2022, at 8 PM local time.

Here’s a rundown as to what players can expect:

A new update has gone live for Pikmin Bloom. This is relatively minor, allowing you to share your Pikmin from the details screen, as well as some small improvements to the mechanics surrounding the Weekly Challenge. Full details can be found below:

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