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Nintendo announces new mobile game

After it’s previous success on mobile, Nintendo has announced a new Action-RPG, called Dragalia Lost, for mobile devices.

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Nintendo has announced a new Action-RPG, called Dragalia Lost, for mobile devices.

It’s no surprise, considering the success of Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Fire Emblem Heroes.

Nintendo has joined with Cygames, the studio behind Rage of Bahamut, to develop Dragalia Lost. Cygames has described Dragalia Lost as a “new gaming experience with worldwide appeal.”

The game is set to launch this summer in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau. It will make its way to Europe and North America at a later date.

As part of the joint development deal, the Tokyo giant has also purchased 5% of Cygames’ outstanding stock. Neither party discloses any specific financial details on the deal itself.

Late last year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nintendo was eager to develop more in the mobile space:

“Nintendo Co. is looking to expand tie-ups with software developers to strengthen its smartphone-game lineup after an early alliance aimed at cracking the fast-growing mobile market fell behind schedule.”

The report also claimed that Nintendo spoke with GungHo, the developer behind Puzzle & Dragons. On top of that, the Tokyo giant is already working with DeNA on mobile games, and bought a 10% stake in the studio.

We don’t yet have any details on Dragalia Lost, but watch this space.


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