Nintendo's New Smartphone Game 'Dragalia Lost' Launches September 27

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Following an announcement in April, Nintendo's next mobile game Dragalia Lost will officially launch on iOS and Android devices on September 27 in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau (via Engadget). The company tweeted the news late last night, also confirming that the mobile game will be getting a Nintendo Direct of its own later tonight at 8:30 p.m. PT.

    In the reveal earlier in the year, Nintendo described Dragalia Lost as an "original action RPG," co-developed by Nintendo and Japanese mobile developer Cygames. Otherwise, not much is known about the game besides that it will be an RPG, but we should know more tonight following the Nintendo Direct.


    This marks one of the first times Nintendo has not partnered with DeNA on a mobile game, the developer behind its original string of smartphone apps including Miitomo, Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and the upcoming Mario Kart Tour. Nintendo decided to expand its roster of smartphone game developers after its partnership with DeNA "fell behind schedule."

    The two companies originally claimed that their first app would launch in 2015, and five more would debut by March 2017. Eventually, Miitomo launched in March 2016, Super Mario Run launched in December 2016, Fire Emblem Heroes launched in February 2017, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launched in November 2017. Besides Super Mario Run, every mobile game released by Nintendo and made by DeNA was delayed at some point.

    This year, Nintendo's new president Shuntaro Furukawa stated that mobile game apps will be what he "wants to expand the most," and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto said the company will "continue pushing" for its games to be offered at a singular, fixed price. So far, only Super Mario Run has seen an upfront price structure, running for $9.99 originally and $4.99 during a few select sales over the years.

    Article Link: Nintendo's New Smartphone Game 'Dragalia Lost' Launches September 27
     
  2. AvisDeene macrumors member

    AvisDeene

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2017
    #2
    Nintendo just needs to come out with a cheap iPhone case that turns the phone into a Gameboy with mechanical buttons and sell us Gameboy and old Nintendo games in the AppStore.
     
  3. Labeno macrumors 6502

    Labeno

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    #3
    Looks similar to Cat Quest. I'll give it a go.
     
  4. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020

    Iconoclysm

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #4
    This would not be to their benefit, nor would it be possible for them to do QA they way they do when they virtualize their old games.
     
  5. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

    ArtOfWarfare

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    #5
    They'd risk cannibalizing sales of the 3DS and Switch, plus the games for those systems, which I think is much more lucrative than a case + apps would be.
     
  6. fairuz, Aug 29, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018

    fairuz macrumors 68000

    fairuz

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2017
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
    #6
    Exactly. It's also a serious precedent to set, porting even a single Nintendo-exclusive game onto a phone, or not one of these small spinoff ones.
     
  7. KrispE00 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2016
    #7
    No one cares, Nintendo. Just give us Mario Kart iOS.
     
  8. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a

    Lucky736

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Location:
    US
    #8
    Exactly.
     
  9. AvisDeene macrumors member

    AvisDeene

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2017
    #9
    I was thinking of games from the original Gameboy/Gameboy color and Nintendo/SNES. In order to not cannibalize their 2/3DS and switch they can limit the games to the pre-polygon era.
     
  10. ArtOfWarfare, Aug 29, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2018

    ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

    ArtOfWarfare

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    #10
    Nintendo monitizes their backcatelog in many ways:

    1. The eShop. They can charge you $3 to download an old GameBoy game to your 3DS. That's $3 of pure profit for them, plus it's another reason to buy a 3DS in the first place. If they put it on iOS instead, they'd have to give Apple a 30% cut, and they'd lose it as a marketing reason to buy the 3DS.
    2. Rereleases/remasters. Many of their Pokemon and Zelda games have been redone with updated graphics, and Nintendo charges full price for these. They've also done this with Mario 64, Luigi's Mansion, Metroid II... arguably that's what Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are, too. They charge $40-$60 for these re-releases... price points that I think they're very aware they couldn't charge on iOS.
    3. Carrot to dangle for their paid online services.
    4. NES and SNES Classic or whatever they called those tiny consoles.
     
  11. chasonstone macrumors regular

    chasonstone

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2010
    Location:
    Kentucky
    #11
    I've had the same thought before. I would buy this in a heartbeat. My issue with things like the 3DS/2DS, etc. is I'm not going to carry the whole other device alongside my phone just to play some casual games from the past. But I would love to be able to download them (even without an official case/controller accessory provided the controls are right) onto my phone and play when I have the chance. I already have a Switch at home, so I don't need two separate consoles that I'm going to be leaving at home. Which also brings me to something else Nintendo needs to do.... bring virtual console to the switch!!
     
  12. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

    Mr. Donahue

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    #12
    Of course, exactly this.
     
  13. AvisDeene macrumors member

    AvisDeene

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2017
    #13
    I didn’t realize they remade older games to sell at current prices (I haven’t owned a console in a long while). I still hope they consider it, if not I’ll probably buy a 3DS.
     
  14. eroslws macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    #14
    If Nintendo had an integrated cross-ownership system akin to Sony's PS3/Vita/PS4 , sales would flourish. It was really great knowing I could buy a game for Vita and not have to worry about buying it again for some other console in the future. Imagine buying a Switch NES title, being able to play it on Switch or iOS. Right now, I have absolutely no confidence in Nintendo's ability to create an online ecosystem though, so I only buy Switch exclusives.
     
  15. chinito77 macrumors regular

    chinito77

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Location:
    Japan
    #15
    People still buy DS and PSP? Current smart phone already out perform these dedicated devices. Nintendo should release spin off series for iOS and Android thus causing the user to want to buy a Switch for the full experience.
     
  16. drumcat macrumors 6502a

    drumcat

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Location:
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    #16
    Super Mario Brothers, on iOS. Mario Kart, on iOS.

    Other than that, don't waste our time. Put new games on your hardware, Nintendo. Put your 25 year old stuff on things that people who want those games use.

    If they'd release these two on iOS, they'd get a resurgence in their hardware. Nintendo is braindead.
     
  17. chinito77 macrumors regular

    chinito77

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2015
    Location:
    Japan
    #17
    So you don't want quality software in the App Store? You know, Apple's money maker which is the reason the iPhone became a hit? I'm so tired of freemium junk and the same ol Mario and Zelda stuff released multiple times.
     
  18. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030

    neoelectronaut

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Location:
    Southeastern Louisiana
    #18
    So I assume you haven't paid any attention at all to the massive Switch hardware and software sales Nintendo has had over the last 18 months?
     
  19. drumcat macrumors 6502a

    drumcat

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Location:
    Otautahi, Aotearoa
    #19
    I don't want freemium crap. I want to spend $9.99 and have SMB. What's hard about that?
    --- Post Merged, Aug 30, 2018 ---
    Massive? In the end, you still don't see that many in the wild, compared to phones.
     

Share This Page