Level-5 announced that its free-to-play smartphone game Inazuma Eleven SD is shutting down on December 1, 2020. Since the game launched on January 3, 2020, that means it will end just a month shy of its first anniversary. [Thanks, Game Watch.]
Inazuma Eleven SD is a smartphone soccer game where you use characters from the Inazuma Eleven series as figurines. More precisely, a hyper dimension toy soccer game. The game will shut down on December 1, 2020, at 12:00 am JST.
On the official website, the developers sincerely apologized for the sudden notice of shutting down Inazuma Eleven SD. The goal from the start was to make a game that customers could enjoy, and while the team put in plenty of effort, they decided that it would be too difficult to continue offering satisfactory service.
The sales of paid items for the game ended today in Japan as of 2:00 pm JST. We don’t often see this happen, but the end of service announcement also comes with a refund message. The note states that players will get refunds for unused Inazuma Coin R. However, it asks players to avoid deleting the app or changing devices until the refund is complete.
Inazuma Eleven SD is available in Japan for iOS and Android devices.