Well, with Super Mario Run's big announcement at the September 2016 Apple keynote, there's one question to be asked: what about those Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem mobile games that were set to hit this fall? Well, a particular outlet that only covers mobile gaming with respect when Nintendo's involved got a quote from Nintendo discussing those games, saying that they've been delayed. A Nintendo representative said:

Based on a variety of factors, we felt it was most appropriate for Super Mario Run to launch ahead of these other two apps. Our Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem titles for mobile will launch before the end of our fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2017


Which makes sense, I guess: Animal Crossing is popular, but it doesn't get the masses excited quite the way that Mario does, I suppose. Still, if you've been curious to see what Nintendo's doing with those franchises on mobile...you're gonna have to wait a bit longer.

  • http://www.google.com/+jordancable Jordan Cable

    I can't wait to play a MF Animal Crossing spinoff on my phone. I am anxiously but patiently waiting. If that makes sense.

  • DJCubs

    Super Mario Run is the only thing that can make us happy

  • OrangutanKungfu

    Might be time to buy some Nintendo shares again. Have they dropped back much since the Pokemon Go craze died down?

  • Bliquid

    I don't doubt an official Mario game on mobile will move the waters in the industry.
    But whatever, Ninty, keep playing it safe...

    • nini

      I don't exactly blame them though, it's a race to the bottom in there and going all in and releasing solid expensive games probably would lose them more money than the Wii U has. Playing it cool until you get a sense of how it works isn't a bad thing, it isn't their playground this time after all.

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  • craig victory

    aw i really wanted to see what they will do with fire emblem not really interested in a mario endless runner

  • http://lectiblog.blogspot.com/ lecti

    2017: Fire Emblem Run

  • LordShad0wz

    I'd rather have Mario first anyways!

  • baldeagle86

    I just want to SEE what AC:Mobile will be like. Please just show us something since it's being delayed. I'm going sammyclassicsonicfan over here!!

  • tex42

    Looks like nintendo needs to make some fast $$$$$

  • Sarusig Musicman

    "a particular outlet that only covers mobile gaming with respect when Nintendo's involved"
    Ain't that the sad, sad truth...

  • BlackPrinny .

    Mario delays Fire Emblem? Could have lived without the knowledge. Aren't there enough Mario Games already? -.-