Nintendo is still sticking to its push into mobile gaming, and this time Nintendo is building an original RPG for iOS and Android instead of a game on mobile devices or when developing a new game based on one of its popular existing IPs Devices
The new game was announced via a trailer that was released on the official Japanese YouTube channel for Dragalia Lost . It is known that Cygames is currently developing the new mobile title released by Nintendo.
Cygames is known for a series of mobile games released over the past seven years, with a number of publishers selling the company's games. including DeNA, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Sega. Not much known for his console games, Cygames has just released two games on PS4, PS Vita and Steam. The two most famous games from the development studio would probably be Granblue Fantasy and Shadowverse
As for Dragalia Lost the game is a throwback to traditional JRPGs, with Chibi designs and 3D characters and environments. The game reminds me of many classic 3D JRPGs during the original PlayStation One era, such as Legend of Dragoon. The actual gameplay is much closer to standard action RPGs we've seen on home consoles, handhelds and mobile devices. You take control of a handful of heroes and use them via isometric 3D maps, where you chop and slash through the bad guys.
The game will be released this summer for both iOS and Android devices. A fixed release date has not yet been set, nor have details of the payment method for the game been specified. In general, Nintendo's excursion into mobile games on iOS and Android devices has focused on buying and owning an app once. Some of the company's other games contain microtransactions, but Nintendo usually feels that pay-to-win systems and aggressive predatory in-app purchases reduce brand value. The managing directors are certainly not wrong, because few mobile brands that were popular a decade or even half a decade ago are still popular. Many franchises such as Angry Birds or Clash of Clans no longer dominate the sales they made on their first release.
We'll see what kind of money method Nintendo and Cygames will get for Dragalia Lost as it's approaching this release.
It is currently possible to pre-register on the Japanese website if you have a Nintendo Network account, Android Smartphone or an iPhone. There were a few problems with the pre-registration phase at first, but it looks like everything is done now.
You can search for Dragalia Lost to launch this summer for smart devices in Japan. Expect a Western release to follow shortly thereafter.