Switch Zelda sequel, Animal Crossing headline Nintendo’s E3 event

Switch Zelda sequel, Animal Crossing headline Nintendo’s E3 event

LOS ANGELES—Nintendo announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation Tuesday morning that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now in development. No release date or target window was announced.

A short teaser trailer for the game showed Zelda and Link exploring a dark cave together, lit only by torchlight, in an art style that seemed extremely similar to the Breath of the Wild engine. That suggests the possibility of a two-player mode for the upcoming sequel, though Nintendo offered absolutely nothing in the way of gameplay details. The teaser also included a zombie-style creature that turned his head with a violent cracking sound, seemingly in response to their presence.

Nintendo also announced a slight

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Belgian loot box decision takes down some of Nintendo’s mobile games

Belgian loot box decision takes down some of Nintendo’s mobile games

Nintendo has become the latest publisher affected by a 2018 decision by Belgium’s Gaming Commission to treat games with randomized loot boxes as an illegal form of gambling. The publisher announced that mobile titles Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes will be shut down in Belgium on August 27. In a published statement that was translated by Eurogamer, Nintendo of Belgium chalks up the move “to the current unclear situation in Belgium regarding certain in-game revenue models.”

Fire Emblem Heroes lets players summon new heroes via a “gacha”-style mechanic that provides random characters to assist in battle. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp also offers randomized boxes of “fortune cookies” that can contain some of the game’s most valuable items. Both would seem to be a clear violation of the Belgian Gaming Commission’s 2018 ruling, which prohibits titles

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