Nintendo's upcoming Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem titles will be freemium games

Nintendo will release Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem on phones for free, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The two titles are expected to be released later this year and will mark the first games published by Nintendo on iOS and Android after Miitomo.

The publication notes that pricing for the games was revealed by Nintendo's mobile partner and Tokyo-based DeNA, which also worked with the company on Miimoto. It's likely there will be in-game purchases for players to invest in once they've downloaded the titles for free.

We'll have more details closer to the launch of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem on smartphones.

Rich Edmonds