Bandai Namco has announced the upcoming shutdown of the mobile game Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers on iOS and Android. The shut down comes only a few months after the game was launched earlier this year.
Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers is a turned based PvP game featuring characters from the Saint Seiya franchise. Players could choose and experience some of their favorite episodes in “Cosmo Chronicle Episode” Mode. The episodes include “The 12 Gold Palaces,” “N. Europe Asgard,” “Sea God Poseidon,” “Dark Lord Hades,” and more.
Each episode has conversations between characters, plus famous scenes from the anime. These scenes include voiced battle lines and famous background music such as “Pegasus Fantasy.”
The game uses a one on one battle system. Players have to use various strategies to win. That includes using some of the franchises’ iconic characters. Players can deal massive damage by building up Cosmo and unleashing the Seventh Sense Arts. The game included multiplayer elements for players to battle others across the world. Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers was the series’ first-ever global PvP game.
While the animated series was in 2D, the game incorporated flashy 3D animations and graphics. The developer especially pointed out the “dazzling metallic shine” or the Saint Seiya Cloths.
While the game is about to shut down in a few weeks, the title is still available to download on both the App Store and Play Store. This will give players a small amount of time to experience Saint Seiya as a mobile game before it shuts down for good.
Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers is free-to-play but has in-app purchases for a premium currency called “Galaxy Stones.” Players can’t purchase any more Galaxy Stones, but they can use the rest of these items or any other items until the last day. Bandai Namco continues to have customer support available for any questions.
The official statement on the English website states:
We regret to announce the closure of Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers. Thank you for all your support and we hope you enjoyed playing. We will keep the servers open until 10:30 JST Jan 13, 2021, so please continue to enjoy Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers until the very end.
Bandai Namco provided no additional information for the reason behind the closure.
Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers officially shuts down its servers on January 13, 2021, at 10:30 JST.