Nintendo is working with the mobile games company Cygames on a new action role-playing game for mobile phones. The game, Dragalia Lost will be released this summer in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, with subsequent launches in North America and Europe. Nintendo says it will be titled "Together with Cygames" to "bring to life the shared vision of a new gaming experience with global appeal."
Cygames is best known for Granblue Fantasy one of the most popular mobile games in Japan. Like many other Japanese mobile RPGs, it uses a "gacha" system to randomly unlock new characters through in-game currency that was bought with real money, a controversial mechanic that has mimicked Western games in the form of "loot boxes" the same Fire Emblem Heroes .) Nier Automata and Bayonetta Developer PlatinumGames is working on a spin-off title for the PlayStation 4.
Outgoing Nintendo's President Tatsumi Kimishima revealed Dragalia Lost after the company's earnings presentation, where it announced a gain of more than 500 percent over the previous year. As part of the Dragalia Lost partnership, Nintendo acquires a 5 percent stake in Cygames.