Nintendo mobile games Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will be shutting down in Belgium. The last day is expected to be in August this year.
This is happening is because games with loot boxes were declared illegal in Belgium last year. As a result, publishers had to ensure that their games didn’t contain loot boxes, or not be allowed to publish them in Belgium at all. For example, publisher 2K removed the ability to buy in-game packs using real money and EA was forced to remove loot boxes from its FIFA game.
Now, Nintendo is following suit by pulling the plug on the two mobile game titles mentioned above. The company has also announced that it will not release any more games with similar transaction models in the future.