Fantasy Life Online shutting down in Japan

Level-5 has announced that its mobile RPG Fantasy Life Online will be shutting down next month in Japan. The game’s service will end just a week after the global version launches on December 7, 2021.

Fantasy Life Online was first released in Japan in July 2018 as a mobile game sequel to the 2012 Nintendo 3DS RPG Fantasy Life. Level-5 originally announced it as Fantasy Life 2 at the Level-5 Vision 2015 event. It initially had a summer 2015 release window, but after a name change and a few delays from 2016it eventually saw a release in 2018 with several changes.

Fantasy Life Online is a lot like its predecessor, where players can choose 12 “Lives” or classes/jobs to pick. Lives come in three categories of combat, gatherer, and crafting. Much like in the original Fantasy Life, players can choose classes like Paladin, Miner, and Blacksmith. The main new addition to the sequel is the “Village” feature that allows players to build their villages and collect villagers. It also has micro-transactions and other free-to-play elements.

According to the notice from Level-5, Fantasy Life Online will be shutting down in Japan at 2:00 p.m. (JST) on December 15, 2021. The company thanked fans for over three years of support. Unfortunately, the company decided that it would have been difficult to continue providing a service that satisfies its customers. However, there’s no word on whether it will affect the global launch, which is still scheduled for launch next month.

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