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DeNA shuts down two of its Japanese mobile titles

Fantasy Earth Genesis and Torikago Scrap March servers to shutter in March

Japanese mobile company DeNA is shuttering two of its Japan-only smartphone titles in the coming months: Fantasy Earth Genesis, and Torikago Scrap March.

Siliconera has reported on and translated the announcements of the shutdowns, both of which are happening to relatively young games. 50v50 action MMO Fantasy Earth Genesis was launched by Square Enix and DeNA in September 2018, and turn-based RPG Torikago Scrap March has only been around since April of last year.

Fantasy Earth Genesis has already ended sales of its in-game currency, and will officially close its servers on March 31, 2020. Torikago Scrap March will continue selling its currency until February 27, 2020, but its servers will shut down on the same day as Fantasy Earth Genesis does.

Neither shut-down announcement gave detail on the reasons for the games' closure, though Siliconera notes that Fantasy Earth had originally been part of a paid subscription service that failed due to low subscription numbers, and was retooled into Fantasy Earth: Zero by GamePot as a standalone title shortly after.

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