Rumor: The Legend of Zelda could be headed to smartphones

Rumor: The Legend of Zelda could be headed to smartphones

Nintendo hasn't exactly set the world on fire with its first three mobile phone offerings, Miitomo, Super Mario Run, and Fire Emblem Heroes, but that could all change soon. The Wall Street Journal reports that one of Nintendo's most popular franchises, The Legend of Zelda, could be coming to smartphones.

It's not clear whether the game will be a simple port of a classic game (highly unlikely) or a smartphone-optimized experience like Super Mario Run. The game would presumably be released sometime after Nintendo's upcoming Animal Crossing mobile game, the details of which are still unknown.

It's unlikely we'll hear much about this mobile Zelda game, if anything at all, from the Nintendo Direct at E3 in June, as the company will likely keep its focus on the white-hot Nintendo Switch and the still-not-dead 3DS.

The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo's golden goose at the moment, with Breath of the Wild on the Switch boasting more than 3 million sales and a greater than 1:1 attach rate. Capitalizing on such fervent popularity and enthusiasm seems like a logical move.

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