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

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  1. Taleweaver

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    Seeing how nintendo does things on their own systems, I doubt they'll ever settle on just a single formula. At best they have a single monetization method, which probably gives their marketing nightmares right now (face it: they can't charge the normal 40/50 bucks because it's about ten times the average price on mobile, and they probably can't lower the average price without sacrificing quality).

    It's just the way it goes. Why do you think coca cola still advertises? It's not like there's anyone on the planet left who has never heard of it. No...they do it to keep the brand name fresh in people's memories. And what better to warm people to the flavor than a free sample?

    Same here: not everyone will have a nintendo console, but mobile phones are everywhere. Nintendo smartphone games are sure to raise brand awareness. And that pays off in the future.

    It's just...who said anything of these games being bullshit? Mario run isn't bad no matter what mobile game you compare it to, and pokémon go's popularity even made local news.
     
  2. V0ltr0n

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    Yeah nintendo, work on that instead of something for your actual dedicated handheld system. Especially big name titles. I swear, if they make a proper metroid only for phones, it will firmly solidify my hate for the decisions they make. Fuck this mobile shit.
     
  3. Darkyose

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    Home Alone Somewhere.
    I hope they don't ruin this...
     
  4. duffmmann

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    Zelda is one Nintendo franchise that I don't think would make for a good mobile phone game. Fire Emblem made sense, Super Mario Run is a good idea too. Of course Pokemon Go is brilliant for what it is. But I just can't see a good mobile phone adaptation working for the Zelda series. I mean I'll see what they come up with, but my expectations are low.
     
  5. Minox

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    Nintendo, please stop making these titles that don't quite fit a touchscreen and just make Advance Wars already :(
     
  6. jamezfat

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    I swear if the 2d zelda games become mobile exclusives, I will cry
     
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  8. Maximilious

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    Bleh. Please not auto-scrolling, card packing, gem matching, location based, pokemon-go-esk, mobile game garbage. If it's something fresh I'll give it a go.
     
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  9. coinblock

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    Undoubtedly featuring microtransactions and DRM.
     
  10. ComicSANS

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    Zelda Rhythm game.
     
  11. Justin14p

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    Super Zelda Link Run
     
  12. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

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    This could be an app, a Link's crossbow training or this.

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  13. Bonestorm

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    BOTW is better than Skyrim. Also i don't see how BOTW tried to copy Skyrim? by being open world? you do understand the first Zelda ever was open world right? so who copied who? kids these days..
     
  14. tbb043

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    1) Better keep some band-aids handy before you cut yourself on all that edge.

    2) What does Skyrim have to do with phone games, anyway? It's a PC/console game
     
  15. pandavova

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    inb4 zelda_breath_of_the_wild_virus.apk
     
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  16. Maximilious

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    Endless glider inc.
     
  17. lcie nimbus

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    well i hope they actually make something half-assed good out of this
     
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  18. Saiyan Lusitano

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    This. A Zelda game with a virtual d-pad/analogue stick just wouldn't work too well and it would take too much space for making a grand game.

    After the backlash Nintendo got for Mario Run (being "too expensive") they're going with the Freemium way.

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    Nintendo's probably developing a Mario Kart for Android/iOS and likely to be named "Mario Kart Run."

    The auto-steering, auto-run and w/e from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be taken and put into it.
     
  19. Ev1l0rd

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    A nightmare. Thus far Nintendo's games are true examples on how not to handle mobile games:
    • Always online required.
    • Requires the signing up of YET another account, unless you already have a NNID.
    • Asinine concepts, even though they could be good (Super Mario Runs needless additional building).
    • Consistently feature iAP or 'free demos'. No Nintendo, I want to either pay full price up-front for your games ONCE, or just make them free completely. No shitty iAP or fake 'free demos'. (Note, with 'free demos' I'm talking about "Full game is an iAP for the listed game". Just add another listing to the App Store, you're a multi-billion dollar company, I'm sure you can afford the 100$ needed).
    In short, Nintendo is about as shitty as most mobile devs. And I had such high hopes for them :(.
     
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  20. PaBo

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    point me to just one working backup of mario run then... scrub. educate yourself before spewing bullshit!
     
  21. Dr.Hacknik

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    All aboard the Micro-Transaction train!

    Toot-toot
     
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