What's new

JoyFreak is the internet’s top video gaming forum

A savory assortment of enthusiasts, journalists, & developers. Home to breaking news and discussion about Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Apple, PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Google Stadia, Steam, Android, iOS, more. Creating a forum account is fast, easy and completely free so you can start participating right away.

Create Free Account or sign in with existing account

Free Forum Membership Benefits

Participate in hundreds of interesting discussions
Network with enthusiasts, journalists, & developers
Show off your own gaming development projects
Get feedback and visibility for your outstanding work
Read and discuss the latest video gaming news
...and so much more!

Nintendo removing two mobile games in Belgium due to loot box ban

Nintendo's Belgium subsidiary has today announced that they will be removing both Animal Crossing Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes from Belgium in response to ongoing investigations in the country on in-game transactions and loot boxes with video game loot boxes declared illegal under Belgium gambling laws back.

The announcement came from a post on Twitter and via a statement on the Nintendo of Belgium website and said that the games will be removed from service and no longer available to download from August 27. Players who still hold Orbs and/or Leaf Tickets - both of which are the in-game currencies that can be purchased - can still spend them until that time. In addition, Nintendo also said that they will no longer be releasing any games that use a real-world cash/micro transaction model in this way in Belgium for the foreseeable future.

Nintendo isn't the only company to make changes to their games after the passing of this law in Belgium however. EA was forced to take FIFA Points offline in the country earlier this year and 2K Games also had to remove microtransactions from the latest version of their NBA 2K series.

Martin Berisford
Martin enjoys spending time keeping up to date with the latest gaming news from around the internet and settling in to a good night of playing games with his friends. You will see him posting some of the latest gaming news and rumours on JoyFreak.

Comments

There are no comments to display.
Toggle Sidebar
Top