Nintendo is ditching 2 of its biggest mobile games in Belgium

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Recent Nintendo games have embraced in-app purchases.
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Two of Nintendo’s top mobile titles will vanish from the App Store on August 27. Well, in Belgium at least.

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Heroes have been big cash generators for Nintendo since launching on iOS. Unlike previous Nintendo titles like Super Mario Run, both these games rely on a freemium business model. And, in Belgium at least, they’re being punished for it.

Nintendo spills details about Fire Emblem Heroes updates

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Nintendo's biggest mobile game is getting an update.
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Tactical, turn-based role-playing game Fire Emblem Heroes has been a massive hit for Nintendo on iOS. And now we know what’s it’s got in store next.

In a YouTube video update, Nintendo shared some of the big new features for the game. These include a new Arena mode, a Pair Up mechanic, and much, more.

Nintendo doesn’t want you to spend too much on its mobile games

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Nintendo wants some of your cash, but not all of it.
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Nothing pleases Nintendo more than fans enjoying its game, but the Japanese company doesn’t want them spending too much on in-app purchases.

Nintendo has reportedly told development partners like DeNA that it wants them to limit micro-transactions to prevent its loyal fanbase from dumping too much of their hard-earned cash into free-to-play titles.

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Are you playing Dragalia Lost yet?
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Animal Crossing enjoys crazy first week on mobile

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Rods at the ready!
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Animal Crossing made the leap to mobile last week, and it’s proving to be another smash hit for Nintendo.

Pocket Camp attracted 15 million downloads across Android and iOS during its first six days of availability, according to the latest estimates. That’s more than double the number of downloads achieved by Fire Emblem Heroes over the same time.

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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