For years and years, Nintendo refused to make smartphone video games. But that modified, with Nintendo releasing titles like Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Fire Emblem Heroes to some success. Earlier this 12 months, Nintendo introduced that new Mario Kart recreation, Mario Kart Tour, is on the best way to smartphones. And now, Nintendo has introduced yet one more smartphone recreation: an motion RPG referred to as Dragalia Lost.
Jointly developed by Nintendo and Rage of Bahamut studio Cygames, Dragalia Lost is described as a “new gaming expertise with worldwide attraction.” The recreation will launch first this summer season in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, earlier than coming to North America and Europe later.
Additionally, Nintendo has bought 5 p.c of Cygames’ excellent inventory as a part of this deal. Specific monetary phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
In December final 12 months, a report mentioned Nintendo did not growth smartphone video games quick sufficient to satisfy demand and was attempting to accomplice with new corporations to catch up. The report claimed Nintendo spoke with Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo a couple of potential partnership, although on the time there was no point out of Cygames being within the combine.
Nintendo is already working with DeNA on cell video games, and Nintendo owns a 10 p.c stake in that studio. As it occurs, DeNA owns greater than 20 p.c of Cygames, so all three companies–Nintendo, DeNA, and Cygames–are linked to an extent.
We do not know something extra about Dragalia Lost at this level, however preserve checking again with GameSpot for extra on title as we be taught it.