Nintendo has announced in its financial brief that it will be working with Cygames to bring a new smartphone game, Dragalia Lost, to smart devices.
The game will launch Summer 2018 in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. More information on the English localisation of the game will be given at a later date.
As part of the partnership, Nintendo also acquired about 5% of Cygames.
Today, we announced the partnership with Cygames for a new gaming application for smart devices, aiming to bring to life the shared vision of a new gaming experience with worldwide appeal. As a result of this partnership, Nintendo will release Dragalia Lost, an all-new original gaming application, in the summer of 2018, starting with Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. With the support of Nintendo’s group companies, it will launch in North America and Europe as well. The game was designed by Cygames and co-developed with Nintendo. Both companies will jointly operate the game. More information about the game content will be announced on the website today (* not in English). For the purpose of facilitating the partnership, Nintendo will obtain approximately 5 percent of Cygames’s issued stocks mainly through a third party allocation of its treasury stock.
Nintendo continues to show its commitment to mobile game development as it continues to develop more games for the smartphone. You can read the full financial brief transcript here.