May 23, 2019

Nintendo removes mobile games in Belgium

Two Nintendo mobile games will soon no longer be available in Belgium as the game-maker moves to comply with local gambling laws. In 2018, Belgium outlawed games that used "Loot boxes" to reward players with random items. Nintendo said any future games it produced that used randomised loot boxes as a reward for players would not be released in Belgium. Nintendo's decision follows similar action by Blizzard, Valve and 2K, which also changed or removed games to make them comply with the decision. Game news site Eurogamer said it was "Unclear" why Nintendo was acting only now.

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