Nintendo to shut down Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem mobile games in Belgium over loot box law fears


Nintendo mobile games Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes will be shut down in Belgium at the end of August.

Both are being pulled over the “current unclear situation in Belgium regarding certain in-game revenue models”. In other words, the country’s recent stance on loot boxes.

Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Heroes both have a premium currency you can buy with real-world money, and various in-game items you can purchase outright. But it’s clear these are not the problem.

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