Studio Z announced mobile game Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle is shutting down on July 12, 2023 at 14:59 JST. Although the mobile game is shutting down, players may be able to retain data in an offline version.
Studio Z states that it would be difficult to provide satisfactory service and content to Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle players going forward. As a result, the studio ultimately decided to terminate service of Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle on July 12. All in-game purchases will be disabled on June 12, so players have roughly a month from now to purchase Tama before the deadline. The refund process for unused Tama begins on July 12 at 17:00. More details about the refund process will be revealed at a later date. Moreover, players can expect a last round of updates before the servers shut down.
A few more updates will be released leading up to the July 12 shutdown date. One of the new updates brings various characters in Design Contest costumes into the mobile title. Additionally, Studio Z is considering an offline version of the game, but plans have not been finalized yet. This offline version would allow players to enjoy the story, art, and 3D models without a reliance on network servers. The studio will share an official notice if it decides to release an offline version.
Here’s a current schedule leading up to Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle’s shutdown, via the official website:
- Monday, May 15
- Official notice for termination of service
- Monday, June 12
- Sales of paid Tama to be disabled
- Wednesday, July 12 at 14:59 JST
- Termination of service
- Wednesday, July 12 at 17:00 JST
- Refund acceptance begins
- More details about the refund process will be revealed at a later date
Lastly, Shaman King: Funbari Chronicle launched on December 8, 2021 for Android and iOS in Japan. The mobile title surpassed two million downloads as of January 17, 2022.