Kimishima again comments on Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem for mobile, not limiting IP usage
Nintendo made a number of announcements last week, including the news about bringing Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to mobile. During the company’s briefing for investors, president Tatsumi Kimishima was asked about the move as well as what lies ahead for smart device plans. For the latter part of his answer, he noted that Nintendo is “not limiting the IP for the titles that will follow these two.”
Kimishima responded with the following:
We chose Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem as titles to follow Miitomo from the viewpoint of increasing the diverse types of consumers interested in Nintendo, and widening opportunities for game play. The Animal Crossing series has been played by a wide range of consumers including children and women. I think there is a good chance that those consumers would enjoy this. As for Fire Emblem, it is not so much the width of the audience as the existence of die-hard fans who have stuck to the series for a long time. We selected two titles of different categories and IP to reach as many consumers as possible. We are not limiting the IP for the titles that will follow these two. We will continue to prepare titles using IP that many consumers are familiar with.