Mistwalker has announced that service for their mobile RPG Terra Battle will be ending on June 30th. According to the developer, they will be unable to provide "the necessary quality of service moving forward." The ability to purchase in-app currency has already been suspended.
Read on for a statement from producer Hinonobu Sakaguchi:
Terra Battle's test version was released in Canada back in September of 2014, and the game went on to officially release in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany and Spain in October of the same year. Finally, the game was available in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao in April of 2015.
I am so grateful for all the fans who played Terra Battle for nearly six years.
It feels as though our conception of the "Pincer Shogi" mechanic happened in the distant, nostalgic past.
This game was also our first smartphone service-type RPG. I personally learned a lot from this experience, and am constantly reminded that "there are no paths that aren't worth taking."
I am very thankful to have had such an experience.
Currently, Mistwalker is hard at work developing our next title on the Apple Arcade called Fantasian. This game goes back to my roots in the Famicom (Nintendo Entertainment System) era, and I plan to bring this to life using using dioramas. Development for the game is currently moving at full speed and I hope to see you all in the next "world."
Thank you for your continued support.
— Hironobu Sakaguchi Producer, Terra Battle 5/29/2020
Terra Battle originally came out in 2014 for iOS and Android. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage of Mistwalker.