Nintendo has finally unveiled the details on its first original mobile game, Dragalia Lost.
In the game, you play as the Seventh Royal Prince of Alberia, a character who carries the blood of the Dragon in his veins and must reestablish the pact between humans and Dragons in order to save the kingdom.
You won’t be alone, however, as the game features a full party system. You’ll pick up to three allies in order to fill out your party with Attack, Defense, Support, and Healing roles. Characters also have elemental affinities, channeling Flame, Water, Wind, Light, and Shadow, which work in a rock-paper-scissors style format of strengths and weaknesses. In battle, you’ll slide and tap to move and attack with your units while dodging out of the way of enemy attacks. The more you attack, the more you’ll build up your power meter in order to unleash even more devastating attacks.
Players can swap out the weapons and customize the mana circle of their party members, creating a team that’s uniquely suited for each battle situation. There are more party members than you’re able to use at one time, so swapping out your party to try out new fighters seems to be encouraged.
Additionally, you’ll bond with the dragon Midgardsormr and other dragons throughout your journey. Once you’ve entered a pact with each dragon, you’ll be able to shapeshift into a dragon, channeling immense power for a short time. The more dragons you bond with, the stronger you’ll get, and the more effects you’ll unlock. Your teammates can transform as well, allowing for more possibilities in battle.
The Direct also offered us a look at how boss battles will work with this sliding and tapping system. Partway through each battle, bosses will enter Overdrive mode, where they’ll become much more powerful. Attacking them rapidly to wear them down will eventually knock them out of their overpowered state, creating a window of opportunity to attack and finally take them down.
If challenges get too tough, Dragalia Lost supports up to four-player co-op, letting you bring a friend along. Certain special “multiplayer events” are planned, where many more players can band together to take down a massive foe.
Dragalia Lost is free-to-play, but players are encouraged to make in-app purchases in order to summon new party members, meet new dragons, and power up Wyrmprints, items that can be used to power up your party. Players will get one form of in-game currency, known as Wyrmite, through playing the game, while a second form of currency, Diamantium, stands in for real-world money
Dragalia Lost releases on iOS and Android on September 27th.
Source: Nintendo Direct