Nintendo’s Dragalia Lost mobile game gets a release date and its own Direct

Eric Abent - Aug 29, 2018, 9:10am CDT
Nintendo’s Dragalia Lost mobile game gets a release date and its own Direct

Nintendo has been focusing on the Switch a lot lately, so much so that you’d be forgiven if you forgot about the company’s ongoing mobile strategy. Nintendo has already brought a number of its established franchises to mobile – Pokemon, Super Mario, Fire Emblem, and Animal Crossing, to be precise – but earlier this year, it announced its first original mobile game: Dragalia Lost. Today, Nintendo announced when Dragalia Lost will launch, and the game’s release is coming up quickly.

Nintendo has revealed that Dragalia Lost will release in the US, Japan, Macau, and Hong Kong on September 27. Information on other countries wasn’t revealed, but it’s probably safe to assume that the game will launch in other major regions like Europe shortly shortly afterward.

Despite being announced back in April, there’s still a lot we don’t know about Dragalia Lost. The announcement trailer Nintendo premiered at the time suggested that Dragalia Lost will be an action RPG and confirmed that it will be available on both iOS and Android, but beyond that, details are still pretty slim.

Monetization is one of the big questions we have. Nintendo has been experimenting with monetization schemes in its mobile games – for instance, Super Mario Run was a free-to-start title that eventually required a one-time payment to continue playing, while games like Fire Emblem Heroes and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp are free-to-play titles that rely on in-app purchases.

We probably won’t have to wait much longer for answers, as Nintendo has also announced a special Direct broadcast dedicated to Dragalia Lost. The Direct is scheduled to premiere tonight at 8:30 PM Pacific/11:30 PM Eastern. You’ll be able to watch it in all the usual places, such as Nintendo’s website and through the YouTube video embedded above. We’ll see just what Nintendo has to say about Dragalia Lost later today, so stay tuned.


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