Dragalia Lost announced by Nintendo
Cygames, known for developing Granblue Fantasy, is working on a new JRPG. Co-developed by Nintendo, Dragalia Lost is the collaboration of their latest project for iOS and Android devices. As a result, Nintendo will develop Dragalia Lost as their first IP for smartphones. As the initial project was developed by Cygames, Nintendo grew more involved with the title. According to Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, “Dragalia Lost was originally designed by Cygames, but we thought it was an interesting application and got involved at the planning stage and are now developing the game together.” This follows Nintendo’s major success with last year’s JRPG, Fire Emblem Heroes. However, Dragalia Lost will play much differently overall.
Dragalia Lost plays in real time. Its overhead, hack-and-slash action resembles Secret of Mana or a classic, 2D Legend of Zelda title. One particular standout note is the ability to turn into dragons (hence the title, Dragalia). Near the end of the trailer, one of the characters transforms into a dragon. How this augments the player’s abilities is currently unknown. What’s exciting about the game’s prospect, however, is Nintendo’s collaboration with another JRPG developer. As Granblue Fantasy was never released in the west, this will be the first time that many players get to experience one of their titles.
Nintendo and Cygames showcased the game at the very end of April. Therefore, release details are currently scant. Currently, there is no confirmation of a western release. Perhaps we will see the game at E3. Keep checking back with us as we offer more info as it becomes available!
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