Hunter x Hunter: Arena Battle Mobile Game to End Service This March
Card battler first launched in Japan in January 2020
It's been three years since the Japanese launch of Hunter x Hunter: Arena Battle, a mobile game by DeNA that pits the characters of Yoshihiro Togashi's ongoing Hunter x Hunter series against one another in strategic card-based clashes. The fun can't last forever, though, and as such Q-max let everyone know that service will come to an end on March 31, 2023 in Japan.
RELATED: Hunter x Hunter: Arena Battle Brings Nen Fights to Mobile Devices
The iOS and Android outing was a free-to-play game with optional in-app purchases, letting players build decks of characters and acquire new additions to their roster through gacha mechanics. The in-game currency sales will be suspended by the end of February and a final login bonus promotion will be available prior to closure for those still playing.
No global version was released for Hunter x Hunter: Arena Battle.
Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga has been running in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump since 1998, and Crunchyroll streams the 2011 TV anime adaptation by Madhouse.
Gon, a young boy who lives on Whale Island, dreams of becoming a Hunter like his father, who left when Gon was still young.
Via Dengeki Online
Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.