Nintendo Belgium have issued a statement that they will be removing Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp from the Belgian mobile market. The reason for this is due to recent changes in Belgian Law towards gambling and loot boxes.
The situation is not exactly clear as to how it could effect Nintendo’s Mobile iterations of its games. However, Nintendo have decided to err to caution and will remove the games on August 27. For now, players can still use Orbs and Leaf tickets but come August 27, the games will no longer be playable or be available to download.
While I respect Nintendo for avoiding legal backlash, I do hope that other countries don’t follow suit and put similar laws in place as this will also affect future Nintendo mobile games that use a similar revenue model.
Here’s hoping that the upcoming Mario Kart Tour or Dr Mario World don’t use a similar model.
Here is the statement from Nintendo Belgium:
Important information for users in Belgium
Source: Nintendo Belgium
This post was written by Mike Scorpio