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The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki leaving consoles in Japan soon

The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki leaving consoles in Japan soon

The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki will be removed on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation platforms  in Japan later this year. The Japanese exclusive is a spin-off of Falcom’s long-running Trails of Cold Steel and Legend of Heroes franchises and originally launched as a Unity-based browser game in 2016. The free-to-play title later made the jump to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and finally to Nintendo Switch as Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile, all exclusive to Japan.

Publisher UserJoy Japan announced the news on March 3rd outlining separate details for the Nintendo and PlayStation releases. While Switch players will have the opportunity to migrate their data to the mobile versions of the game (and consequently up to the current PC version), PlayStation owners will lose all of their progress after the game shuts down on June 15th. UserJoy will at least be providing some in-game currency and bonus items to PlayStation owners who link their new PC accounts. 

The Android, iOS, and PC versions of the game will remain online for the foreseeable future as well. The team’s announcements, by way of Google Translate follow.

Nintendo Switch Announcement
Thank you for using “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile”. The Nintendo Switch version of “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile” will be discontinued on April 28, 2022 (Thursday) at 11:00.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who patronized the Nintendo Switch version of “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile”. Due to the end of the service, sales of various consumable items have ended at 12:00 on March 3 (Thursday).

Data transfer: For accounts using the Nintendo Switch version, you will be able to continue playing the game by completing the data transfer procedure to the mobile version (iOS, Android). Regarding the data transfer procedure, details will be announced on the official website around March 10th (Thursday).

Refunds: After the service ends, we will refund unused paid bracer coins purchased in Japanese Yen. Please note that free acquisition is not eligible for refund. Details of refund acceptance and procedures will be announced on the official website after the service ends.

Thank you for your patronage and support. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the entire management team. We hope that you will enjoy “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile” until the end of the Nintendo Switch version, although it will be a short period of time left.

 “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki Mobile” Management Team

PlayStation Announcement
Thank you for always playing “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki” . The PS version of “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki” will be discontinued on June 15, 2022 (Wednesday) at 11:00. 

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patronage of this product from the official service start on December 26, 2016 (Monday), and at the same time, we could not meet your expectations and the service will end. We deeply apologize to all the development and operation teams. Schedule until the end of the service:


March 3, 2022 (Thursday) 15:00 
Notice regarding the end of the service (this notice) 

March 9, 2022 (Wednesday) 15:00
Stop new purchase of paid content 

June 15, 2022 (Wednesday) 11:00
Service end

July 27, 2022 (Wednesday) 11:00 
Email support end It can be used until the end of the service at 11:00 on June 15 (Wednesday). In addition, after the service ends, you can play games and use paid bracer coins.

This is the management team for “The Legend of Heroes: Akatsuki no Kiseki”

Thanks to Skyevlyn for pointing out the news and Siliconera’s post for clearing up some of the details. I’ve added the dates to the Watch List calendar and will have pages up on the site later.