Update: Mobile service for Nintendo and Cygames’ upcoming mobile RPG Dragalia Lost is set to go live September 27th in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Nintendo confirmed the details in a special Mobile Direct stream on August 30th.
The games giant also dived into details of Dragalia Lost's story and gameplay. Set in a fantasy universe filled with warriors, magic and dragons, players can team up with three others online and dive into co-op quests, events and raid battles.
Players who pre-register on the official websites will also stand to gain 1,500 Wyrmite, which is the in-game currency. However, that's only if more than 500,000 users sign up.
Original story (August 29th): Nintendo has scheduled a special Mobile Direct stream in advance of the release of Dragalia Lost.
An announcement tweet (below) reveals that the mobile RPG will release in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau on September 27th.
Nintendo partnered with developer Cygames to bring Dragalia Lost to market earlier this year, announcing a “summer” launch window. By May, the RPG had picked up over 200,000 pre-registrations ahead of launch.
Lost and found
Dragalia Lost is Nintendo’s first new mobile IP. While still receiving a western launch, it looks as though the publisher is looking to capitalise on its lucrative Japanese mobile audience.
The mobile direct will air a4:30 am BST / 5:30 am CEST tomorrow morning; that's 8:30 pm PT / 11:30 pm this afternoon for readers in the US.
Unlike the crowded likes of last night’s Nindies Direct, this stream will likely only be showcasing Dragalia Lost.
Nintendo’s steps into mobile gaming are still slow and tentative, but the success of games like Fire Emblem: Heroes prove that it’s a valuable space for the company to break into.
Tune in on 8/29 at 8:30pm PT for details on Nintendo’s upcoming mobile game, #DragaliaLost! Be sure to check out the livestream, and then get ready to start playing on 9/27. https://t.co/sVsqDLEOcv pic.twitter.com/8luKlEP2kh— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 29, 2018
Additional reporting by Iain Harris.