Nintendo has just closed a deal with developer Cygames to create a new mobile game called Dragalia Lost. Details are scarce, but the game will be a traditional JRPG with a real-time battle system and boot-style microtransactions.
Too bad he's going to wait a moment to play it.
The plan is for the game to reach the Asian markets first: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, starting in a few months. An American and European release has been confirmed, but it will not happen until later, says Nintendo.
One possible reason for this is that the game's developer, Cygames, is responsible for the incredibly popular Granblue Fantasy, a mobile title that had more than 16 million players registered in Japan.
Dragalia Lost will borrow some of the same mechanics as Granblue Fantasy, including its rewards system based on a loot box in which elements, characters and upgrades are unlocked at random by spending money on the game.
To seal the deal, Nintendo has obtained a 5% stake in Cygames, just as it did with Pokemon Go developer, Niantic, when the partnership was announced.
The Nintendo train is still rolling
News The Cygames mobile RPG comes in the year-end financial report from Nintendo which also contains some data juicy about how well the company has done in the last 12 months.
The big conclusion is that Nintendo is basically printing money at this time.
Nintendo had a good first year with Nintendo Switch (sold 15 million units), the Nintendo 3DS family of systems reached a record 72 million units in sales this year and Nintendo plans to keep pace with Super Smash Bros on Switch , Mario Tennis Aces and Splatoon 2 DLC, Octo Expansion.
We also know that Nintendo has other mobile games in progress, including Mario Kart Tour; however, they are still far away.
Nintendo today announced the time and date of its E3 2018 Direct, however, so we will not have to wait long to listen to the new president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa.