Dragalia Lost is Nintendo’s latest mobile game, and unlike Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, it’s not spawned from some proven, millions-selling console franchise. That’s right: it’s a completely new game. And indeed, it’s one that definitely feels like it took inspiration from its fellow App Store comrades above anything else.
This vibrant, fantasy role-playing game drops you into real-time combat scenarios on little battlefields, which you’ll navigate with simple taps and swipes… oh, and you can transform into an enormous dragon, too. Over time, you can unlock more and more heroes, which is where the potentially pricey in-app purchases come into play, or you can just grind and grind in this freemium affair. And Dragalia Lost definitely has Nintendo-elevated production values, with fully-voiced characters, original songs, and a sharp anime-inspired aesthetic.