Launched on September 20th 2018, Mistwalker’s RPG sequel Terra Battle 2 will not make it to the one year mark. The company has announced that it has removed the game from official app stores and will shut down the game’s North American servers later this year.
The move may be disappointing, but it is not likely to surprise many. Terra Battle 2 had a rough launch period and received no shortage of negative reviews from fans of the original game and newcomers alike, winding up with a Google Play user rating of well below 4 stars. At the core of many complaints was the game’s map system which frustrated many users and was a core part of the game.
As of June 3rd 2018, Terra Battle 2 has been removed from Google Play and the App Store, and players who have uninstalled the game will be unable to reinstall it. Additionally, the game’s in app purchases have been disabled. Servers are set to shut down on September 3rd, 2018.
The original Terra Battle is still available and will outlast its sequel. The Japanese version of Terra Battle 2 is still available, though it is unknown for how long.
Dear Our North American Terra Battle 2 Players,
It is with a heavy heart we announce that in the coming months, we will be ending support for the North American version of Terra Battle 2. Service for the game will end on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2018 and In-App Purchases will be removed from the game immediately.
We regret having to announce this news to you all, who have passionately supported us since before the game’s release. Withdrawing support for Terra Battle 2 is not something we do lightly. The game will always be precious to myself, Fujisaka, and the entire Mistwalker team, as we know it is to our fans. We are very thankful for the amazing community that has grown alongside our games, and we will continue to work hard to grow alongside you in our future endeavors. From our Reddit community, to the Discords and the hard working Wiki team… To various Facebook and other social groups, we cannot express how much your support means to us.
Sadly, Terra Battle 2 was met with unexpected struggles, making it challenging for our team to maintain a sustainable and enjoyable experience.
We will continue developing games, reflecting on our experience from this game, to bring new experiences to fans around the world. The Mistwalker team and I are hard at work brainstorming future projects, with all of the knowledge that Terra Battle 2 has granted us. We hope for the world of Terra to live on, but the format, timing, and methods are still unknown to us at this time.
Thank you for your understanding and for being our fans,
This servers as a further reminder that while the flow of new Android games is constant, not all games stick around for very long. In the past year a number of games from high profile publishers have been shuttered (or have announced their impending closures) including Capcom’s Puzzle Fighter, Bandai Namco’s Tales of the Rays and Tales of Link, and Square Enix’s King’s Knight. It further reinforces the idea that online games are experiences, and gamers cannot count on a game being around forever.