The Evangelion Battlefields service will end on July 27, 2023, a little over three years after the mobile game debuted. For reference, it launched on April 2, 2020. The official website gives a brief explanation for why the game will end, with revenue seemingly to be the main reason. [Thanks, KaroshiMyriad!]
The Evangelion Battlefields site states that the development team worked hard since 2020 to provide a good gaming experience. However, after considering the current state of the game, the intellectual property, and profits, it made the decision to end service. It thanked the players for its long years of support, as well as promises to continue working on the game in the remaining two months to make sure that it’s still a fun experience.
Items that require real-life currency will no longer be available from May 26, 2023. There also won’t be a Battle Pass Elite for Season 20, which will run from May 26 to July 27, 2023. The game will leave the app stores at 12:00 PM JST of July 27, 2023, and then it’ll end two hours later at 2:00 PM. Refunds will then be available from August 1 to September 30, 2023.
Evangelion Battlefields is a “cinematic battle action” and shooter game in 3D that focuses on Eva versus Eva combat. It is based on the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series. There were both PvP and PvE modes, and there wasn’t much of a plot outside of the combat sections.
Evangelion Battlefields is available on mobile devices in Japan. It will end service on July 27, 2023.