Bandai Namco to shut down Tales of Link four years after first launching

Everything ends on March 27th

Bandai Namco to shut down Tales of Link four years after first launching

Bandai Namco has announced that it is shutting down its mobile game Tales of Link just over four years after it first launched.

Originally launched in Japan on February 26th 2014, an English-language edition of the game was eventually released on March 9th 2016. Both editions of the game face closure.

Services for the game will end on March 27th 2018 at 7pm PST/10pm ET. Sales of the game's IAPs have already been shut down, though the game is still available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Pour one out

Players can still use any Hero Stones, the game's hard currency, and items to summon new heroes before the game's closure. Bandai Namco has not revealed any plans for a farewell event yet.

Tales of Link has never been a particularly huge deal for its developer. It has been eclipsed by more popular games such as Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, which hit 200 million downloads in July 2017.

That said, it's not a bad game either. Our IAP Inspector gave it an "approved" rating thanks to its incredibly generous monetisation, and it earned a Bronze Medal in a review from our sister site

The notice of closure shown in Tales of Link


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