Square Enix announced mobile RPG Echoes of Mana for Android and iOS will shut down on May 15, 2023. Echoes of Mana will no longer be in service just one year after its launch.
The decision to shut down Echoes of Mana was made due to difficulty in continuing to maintain the app experience according to Square Enix. Echoes of Mana is just one of many mobile/live service games shuttered by Square Enix in the past year. This lengthy list of failed titles includes Gate of Nightmares, Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds, Bravely Default: Brilliant Lights, Babylon’s Fall, and Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier.
Here’s the full end of service announcement by Square Enix via Gematsu:
End of Service
Thank you for playing Echoes of Mana.
We regret to announce we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Echoes of Mana app service as of May 15 at 6:00 (UTC).
From the Echoes of Mana Production Team, we apologize for the abrupt announcement but are sincerely grateful for the support we’ve received from our players.
Since Echoes of Mana‘s launch on April 27, 2022, we’ve strived to provide an incredible and enjoyable gaming experience for our players every day that could exceed the day before. However, we’ve come to the conclusion that it would be difficult to continue maintaining the app experience, and to therefore end the app service.
As we approach the end of app service, please be aware of the following.
Service End Schedule
- Official Announcement Regarding End of App Service (This Announcement)
- February 13, 2023 at 6:00 (UTC)
- Sale of Spirit Crystals Ending (Coincides with Official Announcement)
- February 13, 2013 at 6:00 (UTC)
- *You can continue to use the spirit crystals that you currently hold until the end of app service.
- End of App Service
- May 15, 2023 at 6:00 (UTC)
- *In-game events are scheduled to be continually updated until the end of app service.
Our remaining time together may be short, but we hope to see you in Echoes of Mana still as we continue to bring exciting content and updates that you’re sure to enjoy.
Date: February 13, 2023
The Echoes of Mana Production Team