Legend of Zelda could be Nintendo’s next big mobile game

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After venturing into mobile games for the first time in 2016 with the successful Super Mario Run, Nintendo seems ready to add to its mobile lineup.

According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo is making moves to create a mobile game based on it beloved Legend of Zelda. The company spent years (and several delays) building the most recent installment of the franchise, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildfor Wii U and Switch. It features a sweeping open world filled with treasure, mini-games, bosses, and a rich story line.

Fans can expect the yet unannounced Zelda mobile game to be significantly stripped down and highly focused by comparison. Super Mario Run is a side-scrolling infinite runner that many fans were able to complete in just a few hours.

The Zelda game—pending any Nintendo reversals or delays—will likely follow the company’s Animal Crossing mobile game, which was set to debut in March of this year before being pushed back. Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima has said publicly that the company intends to launch as many as three mobile games before March 2018.

H/T the Verge

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber is the former editor of Daily Dot’s Parsec section, where she wrote about geek culture. She previously worked as a reporter and editor at community newspapers in the Midwest and was recognized by the Ohio Associated Press for news reporting.