Nintendo's Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing are crossing over to smartphones

The popular games will be in your pocket this spring.

Nintendo is bringing its popular console games Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem to smartphones. The two games will be available for mobile devices this spring.

We called it -- back in June 2013, our own Scott Stein wrote, "If Nintendo were ever to make a mobile phone or tablet game, Animal Crossing is the place to start."

Nintendo launched its first mobile game, Miitomo, last month. As well as Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem, two more mobile games are expected to be announced by March 2017, which also happens to be when the mysterious Nintendo NX console is set to launch.

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