'Kirby' Developer HAL Laboratory Opens Mobile Division
HAL Laboratory, the Japanese studio behind the Kirby, Super Smash Bros., and Earthbound franchises, has opened a new division dedicated to mobile games, Gamasutra reports. The company unveiled the new studio, called HAL Egg, in a tweet earlier this week. Although there are few details on what the team is working on right now, its first mobile game is expected to come out in Japan this Fall. With Nintendo's new shift into mobile game development, and its success with titles like Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, could a Kirby or Smash game be on the way?