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Nintendo Inks New Mobile Partnership: First Game To Hit In Summer

by Donald Theriault - April 26, 2018, 7:09 pm PDT
Total comments: 5 Source: Nintendo

But not on a worldwide basis to begin.

Nintendo is entering into a new partnership for its mobile efforts.

The new partner is Cygames, an Asian-focused developer who is best known for the mobile hit Granblue Fantasy. Nintendo has acquired a 5% stake in Cygames's parent company, to go along with their 10% holding of DeNA.

The first title to release in this partnership will be an original action RPG called Dragalia Lost. For the first time since Miitomo, a Nintendo mobile title will have a staggered release as Dragalia Lost will launch first in Asia this summer. No date has been given for other regions.

Talkback

VuduApril 26, 2018

This is their plan to make money, isn't it?

Adrock¸April 27, 2018

Out with DeNA, in with Cygames. Well, not exactly out with DenA.


Granblue Fantasy is the one of the few Japanese gacha games (wearing a JRPG skin) that garnered infamy for how effective it is in getting players to pull those gacha levels thousands of time.

KhushrënadaApril 27, 2018

I don't know if RPG is a genre I want to play on my phone.

Stratos.April 27, 2018

Yeah. Something like Super Mario Run worked well as a mobile game because the premise is pretty simple. However, I’m confident Nintendo has taken that into account. I can see Dragalia Lost seeming simplistic on the surface yet featuring a surprising amount of depth like a lot of Nintendo’s games.

Still, I can’t really see myself playing it. Mobile gaming isn’t really my bag though I did really like Super Mario Run.

MASB!April 28, 2018

I will be interested to try out Dragalia Lost. It must be good if Nintendo are partnering with the developer.

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