Nintendo’s new mobile RPG is coming to the US and Japan next month

Dragalia Lost, the mobile action RPG that Nintendo is collaborating on with Granblue Fantasy developer Cygames, will be released on September 27th. Nintendo originally said it’d launch in Japan, Hong Kong, and Macau this summer, but it turns out the game will also be available in the US and Taiwan from the start. No word on when it’ll come to Europe or the rest of North America.

Dragalia Lost is the first of Nintendo’s mobile games to be based around completely new IP, following titles in the Super Mario, Animal Crossing, and Fire Emblem series. You’ll be able to find out more about the game in a Nintendo Direct broadcast tomorrow evening (Wednesday) at 11.30pm ET.


Looks like an interesting game

I get that mobile gaming is huge. I can’t see how this wouldn’t be better on Switch. Or how Nintendo’s making much profit from these attempts. Maybe its a training excercise, while they figure out what they really want to do on mobile?

I think the answer is around the potential mobile audience which is massive even compared to the relative success of the Switch. Just look at what happened to their share price when Pokemon Go hit the mobile market.

If I remember rightly, their stock price went up … then went back down (not all the eay) when the market realised their partners were making most of the profit …

The market is huge, but it feels like for mobile game makers, its a race to the bottom. If Nintendo pulled the major mobile game makers into new Switch games, it (and they) would profit more, methinks.

I had the same thought. A Nintendo-brand ARPG would be on point (I’m still salty Ever Oasis went to 3DS and not Switch) and I don’t see why they couldn’t have used a title like this to test the waters of cross-platform play a la Fortnite.

As mobile as the Switch is, there are times a phone is more practical. They should be embracing that tech/design and have this run the same account across your phone and your Switch.

"As mobile as the Switch is, there are times a phone is more practical."
Outside of a simple puzzle game I can’t think of one instance when gaming would be more practical on a smartphone as opposed to a dedicated portable.

The practicality is the reason smartphones are the most popular cameras. The best gaming machine is the one you have with you… and my smartphone is ALWAYS with me. When I’m home or remembered to bring the Switch, I play that.

Exactly. I think LogainAblar was confusing practical (i.e. – convenient) with "better."

I guess one is more likely to have theie phone than their gameboy with them? Since it has many more uses than a gameboy (camera, GPS, flashlight, etc. – not to.mention, voice and video calls, and can also play games).

so…not Mario RPG. pass.

Front character reminded me of Io from GBF. Clicked and read that this is from Cygames. Not bad.

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