According to Wall Street Journal, Nintendo & DeNA are currently working on another game for smart devices, this time utilising critically acclaimed and much loved Legend of Zelda franchise. This new game would join the collection of their current mobile efforts, Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, as well as a currently unreleased Animal Crossing game. At this rate by the end of 2018, Nintendo may have more first party titles in the Google Play Store than their own eShop.
It’s been a little over 2 years since Nintendo & DeNA announced their partnership. Around that time it was commented they were planning to launch 5 games, with any and all Nintendo IPs being up for re-imaging. This would make ‘Zelda Mobile’ the fifth game in that deal, and the first place people may find out that “Zelda” isn’t the man in the pointy green hat.
Furthermore, in late 2016 a data miner found Zelda-related evidence in an update for Miitomo. As well as graphics for (the then unnamed) Fire Emblem Heroes, tiles with Zelda imagery was found. At the time this couldn’t be attributed to anything. But now the indications seem clearer than Lake Hylia.
Presently there are no details on how the Legend of Zelda smartphone game will look or play like, or even how it will be priced. Nintendo & DeNA have employed different payment structures on its mobile games so far, with Miitomo and Fire Emblem Heroes essentially having you purchase ‘credits’ and Super Mario Run requiring you purchase the full game after a free taster. As long as it’s less complicated than the Zelda timeline, fans shouldn’t be too dissatisfied.
But if you have ideas about what you’d like a Zelda Mobile game to look like, let us know in the comments!