However, while some of these games, such as Super Mario Run, did make it to smartphone, Animal Crossing was delayed, and then went missing altogether.
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Nintendo announced the Animal Crossing Mobile Direct earlier today, with the presentation set to stream on October 24th at 11pm EST, or 12pm Japan time on October 25th.
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During the broadcast, which will last around 15 minutes, it's expected that Nintendo will give fans their first look at exactly what the highly-anticipated Animal Crossing mobile game will involve.
Nintendo's site says that news on Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS will not be announced, nor will they cover any other mobile games other than the reveal of Animal Crossing for phones.
We all know that free Android games aren't always free these days, but many of them are very close if you have a little patience. The open ended gameplay of Animal Crossing is ideal for a free-to-play mobile game, and indeed that will be the business model for the upcoming smartphone version.