Dragalia Lost to be shut down by Nintendo in 2022
What you need to know
- In recent years, Nintendo has dipped their toes into the mobile game industry.
- Dragalia Lost is a Nintendo-published mobile game featuring a unique IP and gacha mechanics.
- Nintendo recently announced the game's imminent closure.
Nintendo has had a go at the mobile gaming industry, transforming some of their more popular franchises into mobile games. Some examples are Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes, with less successful examples being Super Mario Run, whose paid nature led to its doom.
The company's foray into the mobile market has resulted in a few stumbles, leading them to shut down some of their less successful titles, such as Dr. Mario World. More closures have been announced, with Dragalia Lost being the next victim. The game featured a new and unique IP, and seemed to be doing pretty well on the surface.
The Dragalia Lost official website states the following:
The game is scheduled to receive an update with new adventures for current players on March 31, 2022, but will receive no new content thereafter in preparation for the game's closure. Summon showcases and event revivals, however, will continue to be available until the service ends. The story will conclude, so players can at least be satisfied with how things end when they do.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.