Game developer Nintendo has announced both the scheduled release date and additional details concerning one of its more anticipated mobile phone games, “Dragalia Lost”.
It was originally going to be available to those in Asia first, but Nintendo said on Wednesday (August 29) that the scheduled release date for the game is now set to be September 27 in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and United States.
The title is the first of Nintendo’s mobile games to be based around completely new Intellectual Property. Based on a game-play and story video that have been released, it looks set to be one of the most visually impressive games available on phones:
You play as the heroic Dragonblood Prince (which you get to name), and in the game, your character forms a pact with a dragon to help protect the kingdom of Alberia.
To help keep the peace in Alberia and defeat your enemies, you will need to befriend dragons and recruit allies, all of which are playable in-game.
Actual game-play includes using your phone touchscreen to swipe on enemies, causing damage while charging up the additional ability meter. Your dragon-friends will also help out against stronger foes, and your human characters will eventually have the ability to turn into dragons!
As with every free-to-play mobile game, “Dragalia Lost” will include content that you won’t be able to access unless you purchase it.
In-game currency allows players to access more characters and dragons, as well as extra power-up accessories. Although one type of currency (Wyrmite) is collected in-game, the other (Diamantium) must be bought with actual money.
Watch the official announcement video here: