Dragon Quest Dai mobile game shuts down on April 26

In an official announcement today, Square Enix and DeNA are ending service for smartphone gacha RPG Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai A Hero’s Bonds. One limb of a larger multimedia project that includes and anime series (ending after it’s 100th episode) and an upcoming console RPG called Infinity Strash, the developers announced that the last day of service will be April 26, 2023.

Sales of premium currency have been halted, as well as a “Gold Pass” subscription option. Several updates are planned before service ends, such as the final chapters of the Dragon Tracks and Bonding Journey, and a Treasure Hunt offered with the season pass will also be available to all players along with the associated rewards.

The game joins several other recently-ended Square Enix mobile games like Final Fantasy Record Keeper and Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier.

Thank you for playing DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds.

We regret to announce that DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds will be ending service on 2023/4/26 8:00 pm PDT.

We, the development team, would like to offer our apologies to all our players for the sudden nature of this news.

Since the game first launched on 2021/9/27, our goal has always been to offer our players the most satisfying and varied experience possible. However, following discussions on the challenges and practicalities of delivering this same standard in the future, we have made the very difficult decision to end the service.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to all our players for your comments and support up until now.

We are planning several updates to help our players enjoy DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds as much as possible before service ends. These updates will include the final chapters of both Dragon Tracks and the Bonding Journey, a Treasure Hunt offering previously Exclusive and Season-Exclusive equipment, and much more.

For more details, check the ‘Notice: A Word from the Development Team about Updates until Service Ends’ announcement.

We hope you will continue to enjoy your remaining time with DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds until service ends on 2023/4/26.

— DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds Development Team

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