Update – Following the announcement, Nintendo seems to have changed their mind and stated that the game will be launched on iOS and Android devices simultaneously, so we guess this won’t be an exclusive to Android for now. Original story below.
We know that Android gamers must have been a bit bummed to learn that Super Mario Run was an iOS exclusive at the start, although that exclusivity will be coming to an end this March. The good news is that it looks like Android will be getting an exclusive too in a way as Nintendo has announced their next mobile title: Fire Emblem Heroes.
Given the name, it is clear that this title will be based on the Fire Emblem franchise and it will be arriving onto Android devices first on the 2nd of February. There will be an iOS version, of course, that will be released at a later date. It will be a free to play title so naturally you can expect in-app purchases further down the line.
Prior to this Nintendo did confirm that mobile games based on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing were in the works and they were actually delayed to 2017 due to Super Mario Run, but it is only now that details about the game have been revealed. Fire Emblem Heroes will be a tactical strategy game where players can summon heroes from the Fire Emblem universe to help them fight.
These heroes can be leveled up to gain better stats, skills, and weapons. Nintendo has also promised free and timely updates to the game that will add new characters and content.