Animal Crossing mobile delayed by Nintendo

Would love to be a fly on Nintendo’s walls

With Super Mario Run data coming back at roughly half of what they wanted, it’s possible Nintendo is currently rethinking their mobile strategy. Fire Emblem Heroes is coming soon and is expected to have the most microtransaction-led model yet, but part of that regrouping involves the delay of the Animal Crossing project, which was slated to arrive in “early 2017.”

As disclosed in their recent financial statement; “For smart devices, we plan to release the game application Fire Emblem Heroes on February 2. We will also follow last December’s release of Super Mario Run for iOS with an Android version in March. To accommodate the releases and operation of these applications, we have revised the release schedule for Animal Crossing, which we had originally planned to release during this period. This title will be released during the next fiscal year.”

As a note, Nintendo’s fiscal year ends on March 31, 2017. So, anytime after that is fair game.

Consolidated Financial Highlights [Nintendo]

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!