Nintendo launches Dragalia Lost, a free-to-play JRPG for iOS and Android

Nintendo's new mobile game, Dragalia Lost, is now available for Android and iOS in the US UU., Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao. The JRPG is free to play and, like other mobile games, is based on purchases in the style of booty for random items.

Nintendo first announced the game in April and completed details of the story With some story trailers and a Nintendo Direct Players lead a young prince and band of allies against their treacherous royal brothers and several powerful dragons.

Players slide the screen of their device to fight enemies in real time and switch between group members on the fly. In addition to an elementary mechanics of stone, paper, scissors and load abilities, the characters can also become dragons for a short time. Players can join three other players in limited-time raid battles, according to MacRumors

The chibi art style looks a bit like the Final Fantasy XV mobile game crossed with the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles roving adventure. But Dragalia Perdida does not follow in the footsteps of that franchise: its creator, Cygames, made the hugely popular Granblue Fantasy, which reached 21 million players in June according to DualShockers .

Dragalia Lost inherits some of the characteristics of Granblue Fantasy, like its reward system that distributes elements, characters and random updates in packages that cost money in the game. And like other gacha style games, they all come in a variety of oddities.

Dragalia Lost was initially scheduled for release in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao before its eventual release elsewhere, but then the USA. UU release date. It is not yet clear when the game will be released in the other regions, including the United Kingdom and Australia.

Nintendo ready to continue its mobile sweep

Previous mobile games from Nintendo, Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes have been quite successful. Dragalia Lost, on the other hand, is a new IP, so it will be interesting to see if the Fire Emblem mobile game is very successful (players spent more than $ 60 million on the game in July and August of this year, according to Sensor Tower ) is deleted in the newest mobile title from Nintendo.

Even if it does not take off, Nintendo is quite stable thanks to the good perpetual sales of the Nintendo switches and games on the console. Earnings from its first financial quarter increased 44% year-over-year to ¥ 31 billion (around $ 273 million, £ 208 million, AU $ 378 million), as reported Japan Times .

One final note: iPhone XS and XS Max users report screen issues that do not respond while playing Dragalia Lost. The game's official website suggests that users try to restart their device if this happens, but a definitive solution may not come until a future update.

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