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NEWS: Detective Conan Runner Smartphone Game Shuts Down on October 30




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ErikaD.D



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:07 pm Reply with quote
So, it floped, right?
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MoonPhase1



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:47 am Reply with quote
ErikaD.D wrote:
So, it floped, right?


Probably but it’s hard to tell when the lifespan of Smartphone games based off of Anime is usually pretty small to begin with most of the time. I’m guessing that they only survive if they get hardcore fans to spend the big bucks on it.
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otastorian



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:56 am Reply with quote
Feels like lots of Bushiroad departments are shutting their doors down recently. Buddyfight was announced to be ending earlier this year as well.
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MushroomMan674



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:55 am Reply with quote
What was that, just over a year? Feels like an extremely short run.
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Finny-chan



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:39 pm Reply with quote
I played it and the game wasn't really that good so not surprised its getting shut down.
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NJ_



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:53 pm Reply with quote
It's also shutting down in Japan as well.

https://twitter.com/Conan_Runner/status/1303528555062550528

So it's pretty much the same as with Sailor Moon Drops last year rather than with Magia Record which is only the English version that's shutting down.
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Rentwo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:55 pm Reply with quote
MushroomMan674 wrote:
What was that, just over a year? Feels like an extremely short run.


Conan has always been niche in America. I'm surprised we got this at all. The game will still be going in Japan though where the franchise is much bigger.
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NeoStrayCat



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:13 pm Reply with quote
Rentwo wrote:
MushroomMan674 wrote:
What was that, just over a year? Feels like an extremely short run.


Conan has always been niche in America. I'm surprised we got this at all. The game will still be going in Japan though where the franchise is much bigger.

Yeah, except that NJ_ said that the game its also shutting down in Japan too, so...>.>
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:18 am Reply with quote
Somehow I’m only just now learning we had a Detective Conan mobile game and that it was playable in the US.
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Sailor Nimue



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:07 pm Reply with quote
I’m surprised they went with a runner gamer instead of an actual mystery game. Seriously, even a match 3 game would be more fitting.
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AmpersandsUnited



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:35 pm Reply with quote
Sailor Nimue wrote:
I’m surprised they went with a runner gamer instead of an actual mystery game. Seriously, even a match 3 game would be more fitting.


There's multiple Conan mobage, mostly mystery and puzzle games. Runner was actually an outlier in terms of gameplay and was probably about trying something new. I guess it didn't work out so well as the other games.
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Sailor Nimue



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:14 am Reply with quote
AmpersandsUnited wrote:
Sailor Nimue wrote:
I’m surprised they went with a runner gamer instead of an actual mystery game. Seriously, even a match 3 game would be more fitting.


There's multiple Conan mobage, mostly mystery and puzzle games. Runner was actually an outlier in terms of gameplay and was probably about trying something new. I guess it didn't work out so well as the other games.


I wish those other games had come to America and/or were translated to English.
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