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.
The game mechanic is an illegal form of gambling, the country`s gambling regulator says.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes would not be available after 27 August, Nintendo said.
The decision was due to the "current unclear situation in Belgium regarding certain in-game revenue models", Nintendo said on its Belgian website.
Both games let players buy boxes in pursuit of rare items or heroes that help complete the game.
Both titles appear to fall foul of the ruling by Belgium`s gambling commission, which prohibits games from selling packs of randomly selected in-game 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.
It also pointed out that the Netherlands took a similar decision about loot boxes before Belgium issued its ruling yet both Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem Heroes were still available in the Netherlands.
- Russian activist saves data from police with drone
- PewDiePie cancels $50,000 donation to anti-hate group: `I messed up`
- YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos
- 2 Camera Modes You Should Use For 98% Of Your Photos
- Google`s smart-city plans `tech for tech`s sake`
- Huawei chief offers to share 5G know-how for a fee
- `Ban kids from loot box gambling in games`
- McDonald`s uses AI for ordering at drive-throughs
- Sony shocks gamers with Playstation revelation
- Jack Ma: Alibaba begins new era as founder departs