Nintendo just dropped the huge release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses last spring for the Nintendo Switch and the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on the way in just a few months for the Switch as well. But while those are two huge games that I have played / will be playing, there are two more games that I really want to see released for Nintendo’s console – their mobile titles.
I know what you’re thinking. Why would I want Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes on the Switch when they are already available for mobile devices.
Let’s be honest, I spend most of my playtime with these mobile games while I’m at home anyway. Frankly the Switch is a bigger screen than my phone and I would enjoy a bigger screen. But more than that, having these games available for the Switch would mean that I wouldn’t need to drain the battery of my mobile phone to play them.
Both of the games are money-makers with the micro-transactions that are in both games and these are possible within the Nintendo eShop ecosystem. The Nintendo 3DS eShop title Nintendo Badge Arcade and Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball showed that Nintendo isn’t above putting this type of game on their systems.
Players can link their mobile titles to their Nintendo account already, so being able to cross-save between the two games is a necessity. Luckily that’s not only possible but has also been recently touted by Nintendo.
Just last month Nintendo posted a video to their YouTube channel about cross-save for On-the-Go Gaming. And I’ve been playing the card battle game Lightseekers on both my phone and Nintendo Switch for quite a while. (Lightseekers also features micro-transactions).
I’ve also wanted to get into Nintendo’s unique mobile IP Dragalia Lost but haven’t been able to. It’s draws a lot of battery power and takes up too much space on my device.
There’s also another plus in bringing these games to the Switch. While casual mobile gaming is hugely popular, not everyone is sold on the concept. Having these games on Nintendo’s hybrid console could do a lot to sell people on the idea even further. Or it could capture the attention of people have ignored Nintendo’s mobile venture.