Terra Battle 2 Smartphone Game Ends Service in Japan in September
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Japanese website for Mistwalker's Terra Battle 2 game announced on Thursday that the game's Japanese version will shut down on September 28. Mistwalker noted that it is shutting down the game due to developer Silicon Studio's recent divestiture of its game development business, and the resulting difficulty of maintaining the game's quality of service. The game has also disabled in-game purchases of "Super Energy."
The game's North American version also recently announced that the North American version will shut down on September 4.
Terra Battle 2 launched in Japan and North America last September for iOS and Android, and also launched for the PC on the DMM Games website in Japan only. The original Terra Battle smartphone RPG launched in October 2014. The game has been downloaded more than 2.7 million times.
Silicon Studio (Bravely Default) developed Terra Battle 2 and Hironobu Sakaguchi is serving as producer. Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) composed the music and Mistwalker's Kimihiko Fujisaka is the lead character designer. The game has the same core battle mechanics as the original Terra Battle RPG, but with redesigned gameplay and a new world map and story.
Sakaguchi introduced Terra Battle 2 alongside the Terra Wars game, both for iOS, Android, and PC. The games are part of his new "Terra World" franchise, which will have a similar numbering system to Final Fantasy. "Each installment of the 'Terra' franchise will have its disctinct feel, unique from any other," Sakaguchi wrote in a message on the Terra Battle 2 website. "I (secretly) wish to expand the "Terra World" and create 9 experiences. (As I have created 9 installments for the Final Fantasy series.)"
Like Terra Battle 2, Terra Wars is slated for iOS, Android, and PC release. A closed beta test for the game ran for the Android version of the game in May.