Nintendo pulls two mobile games from Belgium over loot box laws


A bit late, eh Nintendo?

Nintendo will remove two of its mobile games from Belgian storefronts because they violate anti-gambling laws aimed to curb loot boxes.

Both Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be removed from iOS and Android storefronts in 27 August to comply with Belgian laws. Those in the country who’ve already downloaded the titles will be unable to play them past that date.

Nintendo has advised that players spend their Orbs and Leaf Tickets in their respective games before that same date, 27 August.

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo has also confirmed that any new mobile titles which rely on loot box mechanics will not be released in Belgium.

A number of games have been removed from sale or altered to remove loot boxes in Belgium, including the likes of Overwatch, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, FIFA 19 and more.