Despite the ire invoked for having a rather steep in-app purchase to access the full game, Nintendo enjoyed a measure of success with their first official mobile game — Super Mario Run. We knew they have plans of releasing more games on Android and iOS and, now, we know the next iconic title they’re releasing. Fire Emblem, a tactical RPG that has been a must buy for every Nintendo console, is heading to Google Play on February 2.
That’s right! iOS users had dibs on Mario, but Nintendo fans using Android will have the pleasure of experiencing Fire Emblem Heroes first; no news as to when the release for iOS will be. The app will be free to download, but will feature in-app purchases; it will probably cost as much as Super Mario Run, which was priced at $9.99 or Php 495.
The game will feature the same rock-paper-scissors style of tactical combat, as you pit memorable heroes from the series’ franchise against enemy troops across multiple maps (which we’re guessing is what you have to pay for). Stylistically, the art in the mobile app is a strong departure from the art style we’re used to seeing from the Fire Emblem franchise, but we’re guessing this is to lighten the load, so people from budget devices to high-end flagships can enjoy the game.
Nintendo has promised to give free and timely apps to Fire Emblem Heroes that will add more heroes into the mix and give the game more replay value; something that is missing from Super Mario Run.
Will you be downloading Fire Emblem Heroes on February 2?
Apparently, it’s going to be released for iOS on the same day. Oops! Our bad. But also… Hooray!