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Nintendo's next two mobile games will be free-to-play

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Based on Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem

After making the announcement that its next two mobile games would be based on the Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises, reports are now suggesting that the titles will be free-to-play.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the price of the two games — which will be available for iOS and Android devices — comes directly from Nintendo's mobile gaming partner, DeNA, best known for their work on Nintendo's most recent smartphone game, Miitomo. Miitomo, a social media platform-turned-game, launched back in March and has since been downloaded more than 10 million times.

DeNA's executive chief, Isao Moriyasu, told the Wall Street Journal that the titles would be free, but hinted that there would be in-game microtransaction offers for those who downloaded them. The two games will reportedly be available by this fall, and Moriyasu said they will feel like more traditional mobile games in comparison to the social-heavy app, Miitomo.

Nintendo previously announced that it has designs to create and release four more mobile games by the end of 2017.