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Nintendo unveils Dragalia Lost in detail ahead of its debut this September

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The RPG is coming to smartphone devices on September 27, 2018.

Nintendo this evening reviewed its latest mobile game, a free-to-start action-RPG developed in cooperation with Cygames (perhaps best known for the Android sensation, Granblue Fantasy, though it has worked on major releases from a variety of publishers). The game will arrive on iOS and Android on September 27.

Dragalia Lost allows players to enjoy what Nintendo assures us is a fast-paced adventure in a world of warriors, magic and dragons. It was designed specifically for smartphones, but with the goal of providing the sort of depth you typically would only see in console and handheld games.

"Our mobile strategy is expanding with the launch of Dragalia Lost, the first original IP from Nintendo to launch on mobile devices," said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Fans are looking for a variety of experiences on mobile devices, and this vibrant action role-playing game perfectly complements our other mobile games, while also offering something completely new."

Players struggle to save the kingdom of Alberia from evil forces. They'll be able to transform into dragons to unleash powerful new attacks, and there are more than 60 companions to discover on the journey (ensuring a wide variety of weapon classes, combat abilities and elemental properties).

The battle system requires players to drag their finger around the screen to move characters. They can tap or hold their finger against the screen to use various attacks, or they can flick to dodge incoming damage. Nintendo says it's "all very intuitive and easy to pick up for any type of player."

Not surprisingly, given the genre and platform, players can spend real-world money to acquire in-game currency called Diamantium, or they can earn other in-game currency called Wyrmite through their actions. The currencies they can use to summon new characters, dragons or special accessories that grant powerful new abilities and bonuses.

Multiplayer is also supported, with up to three other players. Nintendo indicates it will be possible to share the experience while working through the campaign, additional quests and even event raids. You can view the trailer Nintendo released (embedded above) or check out the official site for more information.

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Staff article by Jason Venter (August 29, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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