Nintendo has announced that Dragalia Lost will be shutting down at the end of this year. Developed in collaboration with Cygames, the authors of the popular gacha. Granblue Fantasythe role-playing game was notable for being a brand new exclusive mobile intellectual property for Nintendo.
Since its launch in 2018, Dragalia Lost has received a healthy dose of updates and maintained a dedicated fan base, so this may come as a surprise to players.
Here’s what Nintendo has to say about the closure, straight from the game official site:
Thank you for playing Dragalia Lost game.
This message serves to inform players about the future of the game.
Dragalia Lost’s main campaign is set to wrap up in July 2022 with the second part of Chapter 26, the final and climactic addition to its long story. After the end of the main campaign, maintenance of the game itself will end at a later date. More details on the service termination schedule will be provided in a future notice.
After the last set of new adventurers is added to the summoning demo scheduled for March 31, 2022 at 07:00, the game will not receive any new content updates other than those for the main campaign and some quests. Please note that Summon Displays for existing Adventurers and Dragons, as well as Event Respawns, will continue to be available until maintenance ends.
The Dragalia Lost team would like to thank each and every one of our players, past and present, for your love and support for Dragalia Lost since its launch. We sincerely hope that you enjoyed the game from the very beginning, and we will strive to ensure that you continue to do so as time permits.
However, there is one bright piece of news: the story will at least be the final one, which is often a concern when mobile games are shut down. In July, the second part of Chapter 26 will be released, and the services will stop some time after that. So hardcore fans will at least have time to experience it and squeeze everything they can out of it.
At the end of this month, you will also be able to get new heroes, as the last new characters will be dropped as part of the summoning demonstration. The Dragalia Lost team certainly wants to reward loyal fans and give the game a well-deserved send-off.
There’s a reason the game has such a healthy fan base – in our 2018 review, we said it was a “remarkably well-executed mobile ARPG”.
Do you play Dragalia Lost? How do you feel about this news? Let us know about it in the comments.