Nintendo working on a Zelda adaptation for smartphones, according to WSJ

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  1. Prans
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    It might be one's dream come true or another's nightmare but apparently, Nintendo is looking to bring yet another one of its most popular franchises to smartphones; this time it's The Legend of Zelda.

    According to a Wall Street Journal report, the House of Mario will be bringing Link & Co. to smartphones following the upcoming mobile version of Animal Crossing, which is expected to arrive sometime this year.

    It should be noted that the WSJ report mentions the mobile adaptation as an app. So it's not clear as to whether it is an app, a port or an entirely new game à la Super Mario Run.

    While the report isn't confirmed, both Nintendo and mobile company DeNA declined to comment to The Wall Street Journal.

    Nevertheless, I'm interested about what you think! Will a Zelda app or game fit smartphones? If so, what kind of game/app based off the Zelda universe do you think will best fit the format?

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  2. angela18

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    Interesting
     
  3. Clydefrosch

    Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    my bet is on a roguelike dungeon crawler kind of game probably in a graphic style similar to the fire emblem game

    you tap your way through a dungeon, collect keys and new weapons and then fight a boss in an rpg kind of fashion/tap minigame
     
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  4. Kourin

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    Iffy, as I am with the Animal Crossing game since I love both series to death.
    I'm not much of a mobile player as I hate the touchscreen controls for many games so I'm hoping it's just something small like Mario Run and (I think) FE Heroes. I personally wouldn't like for a full-fledged title to be mobile-exclusive as unlikely as that is.
     
  5. bjaxx87

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    As long as they don't try to sell it as a main entry to the Zelda series, why not? It could focus on dungeons and puzzle solving.
     
  6. RustInPeace

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    Nintendo knows how to freeze Hell.
     
  7. SKGleba

    SKGleba GBAtemp Regular

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    But "noone" will buy it:-(
    All apps for andro are backupable
     
  8. Kourin

    Kourin Touhou Maniac

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    It'll likely be pay to win or in the case of Mario Run require connecting to your My Nintendo Account
     
  9. hippy dave

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    I reckon they could make it a good mobile puzzle game if they tried. No fucking microtransactions tho thanks.
     
  10. Prans
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    It'll most probably have an iOS version as well, so if it is a paid app, most revenues will come from there.
     
  11. ganons

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    Mario run ain't. You have to unlock with in app purchase
     
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  12. Molina

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    I hope this one will have content.

    Fire Emblem heroes is a run after 2 ultra top tier unit and there is nothing to do after completing the campaign.
    Last update just added a mindless system of skill transfer so you can spend more of your sweet money for orb in hope of looting the leet skill.

    Mario run is fun but... well I prefer to play Mario world or bros.

    Those games start on a good idea, but Nintendo doesn't seem to have the right mindset when developing them.
     
  13. sarkwalvein

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    Zelda Slash. Autoplays, slash at the right time to kill enemies.
    I see it coming.
     
  14. dimmidice

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    Hopefully it'll do as "well" as Mario Run.
     
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    Please, no
     
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  16. Naridar

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    I can see a spirit tracks port or a game in that style working.
     
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    And also "your Master Sword broke. Pay $10 to get a new one".
     
  19. Retroboy

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    probably be some form of app that ties in with the game, maybe something like pokemon go but you walk around aimlessly and find items then use them in the game, maybe it will have even more shrines.

    personally (again not starting a war) nintnedo should be done with BOTW its tried to copy the likes of skyrim and failed..... i actually wonder if/when skyrim comes to the switch its reviews will say something like the next best thing since zelda.

    cant say ive been a fan of oblivion, but i got skyrim the other day for the 360 and am actually really enjoying it and can see what nintendo have tried to do but failed.
     
  20. Lilith Valentine

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    Fire Emblem Heroes is sti pretty great, so I trust them
     
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