Nintendo's New iOS Game 'Dragalia Lost' Now Available

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    Nintendo's newest mobile game, Dragalia Lost, is now available on both Android and iOS devices in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.

    Dragalia Lost is an original action RPG that was developed by Nintendo and Japanese mobile game developer Cygames. In the swipe-based game, players are tasked with conquering their enemies using powerful attacks and special skills.


    Players will control several characters who are able to transform into dragons to unleash their power on enemies. In addition to battling monsters, players will also need to develop a holy citadel for dragon training.

    Limited time multiplayer raid battles are available for up to three players online, and an internet connection is required to play.

    Nintendo has successfully launched several iOS games, including Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Super Mario Run.

    Like Nintendo's most successful titles, Dragalia Lost is free to play and it is supported through in-app purchases.

    Dragalia Lost can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Nintendo's New iOS Game 'Dragalia Lost' Now Available
     
  2. kcslc macrumors newbie

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    I don’t like where Nintendo is heading... they’ve dipped their toes in Free to Play and I think they like it. If it stays on iOS and Android, so be it. But I don’t want my stellar first few months of Zelda of my switch to be soured by upcoming micro transactions and shovelware.
     
  3. yegon, Sep 27, 2018
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    Rinse the mobile muppets, plough the funds into Switch development. Suits me :)
     
  4. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    Meh. Another turn based combat game.

    Interesting that the hardware requirements start at my iPhone 5S and iOS 9.
    Nintendo is showing off to everyone how to use Apple Xcode tools correctly and create binaries that are backwards compatible for older iOS versions.

    Too many app developers require iOS 11 for apps that could run just fine on older iOS but completely ignore the install base.
    And it's not just games, State Farm Insurance app, for example, requires iOS 11 and broke compatibility with my iPhone 4S on iOS 9 and my other devices running iOS 10. They ignored my request to release binaries that support older devices and they told me I HAD to upgrade my iPhone 4S to iOS 11 or buy a new device just so I could use their app. I use their web site now in my devices and deleted their app.
     
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    Remember to keep at least 5.2GB free on your device to install this.

    Nintendo seemed to pack all assets into the initial download, just to make installs and updates as difficult as possible.

    On the flipside, their Fire Emblem game only needs 200 MB free for updates, as it downloads its assets in-game and aren't all re-downloaded with every update.
     
  7. dude-x macrumors regular

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    Turn based combat? Seems like realtime combat after the 5 first minutes I played.
     
  8. trainwrecka macrumors 6502

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    I don't think they like it. They tried with Mario Run to have a demo plus single FULL game purchase at a fair price. Way too many complaints from users. I prefer a single purchase, no-ad app, but the majority of phone gamers play games like Minion Rush.
     
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  10. KazKam macrumors 6502

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    Mario Kart Mobile.

    That's all I want to hear from an article with "Nintendo" in the title. One fair price, no IAP, no subscription, no network tether.

    I'd buy iterations of a game like that all day long. I can dream.
     
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    I struggle with games that are network only

    On the underground I don’t have signal and when I do I’m either at home in my console or at work and can’t play.

    A game like Mario didn’t need to be online only tbh
     
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    When it comes to games, I don't know why people with old iPhones expect games to run or be compatiable? Unlike game consoles and PCs, phones evolve every year so expect to be left behind. This is why I still have an iPad mini running iOS 10 running older games while my Pro runs all the new stuff.

    On topic, I think this game is neat and expect no more from Nintendo. The water down version of most games are just suppose to give people a taste. They want people to buy a Switch or DS, makes sense from a marketing and share holder perspective.
     
  14. kcslc macrumors newbie

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    This truly sucks. I think Super Mario Run was a fantastic game. Best $10 I ever spent on an iPhone game. On the other hand, I played Animal Crossing on the iphone and it is seriously such a micro transaction cash grab. Lots of people have it praise, but I question if they had played any other version. The iphone game was clearly meant to encourage purchasing consumables.
     
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    Not on the canadian store. i get the error "Cannot connect to app store" but everything else works fine in the app store for some reason
     
  16. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    I can't wait to hear about the Apple Watch Series 5. It will make the 4 look like a zero.
     

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