Developer Granzella announced that trading card and strategy game Hototogisu Tairan will end service on June 30, 2023. The game is exclusive to Japan, and it originally came out on the Nintendo Switch in April 2018. A smartphone version appeared later in October 2019. Additionally, in game-currency will stop being sold shortly after the announcement.
In the statement put out by Granzella, the company thanks the continued support of all the Hototogisu Tairan players for the past five years. The game will be discontinued and inaccessible from the respective digital storefronts from June 8, 2023. In addition, purchases of in-game currency will be unavailable on the same date.
People that have access to the game app after June 8 will still be able to play the game, and make use of the in-game currency until end of service.
Hototogisu is a trading card game series that started in the Famicom in 1988, created by developer Irem. Two Hototogisu PlayStation Portable games appeared for the portable in Japan in 2009 and 2010, with the later one starting the Hototogisu Tairan name for the series. The series, along with the rest of Irem’s Ips, would eventually be handed to Granzella.
Hototogisu Tairan will end service on June 30, 2023. Until then, the game is available in Japan for the Nintendo Switch and smartphone devices.