According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Nintendo is planning to bring their latest Zelda game to smartphones.
The report gets this information from their unnamed sources, who reported that after the huge success of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo’s Switch and Wii U consoles, the company will be bringing to game to iOS and Android.
It goes on to say that the game is currently under development by DeNA, who are the mobile-dedicated studio that Nintendo entered into a partnership with back in 2015.
They helped to develop the Super Mario Run game, as well as both Fire Emblem Heroes and Miitomo.
WSJ claims that they will add a Legend of Zelda smartphone game to this lineup in 2018.
We have also heard that they are working on a mobile version of Animal Crossing, which has been official for some time now, however, it was pushed back from it’s March release date to “the next fiscal year”.
This all seems like a great plan from Nintendo, who make some truly fantastic games but have limited them to their own consoles for some time now, however, we don’t know how official this is yet.
That said, it is in line with what Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintendo’s president said back in December, which was that the company would release two to three mobile games a year from 2017.