Mobile game Re:Zero Lost in Memories is shutting down. Sega announced that the game would end service on May 12, 2023 in Japan. The shutdown comes about 2 years and 8 months after the game first launched in Japan in September 2020. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Sega didn’t specify the exact reason for the closure of Re:Zero Lost in Memories, but did remark that it made the decision to end service after it concluded that “it would be difficulty to provide satisfying service to customers in the future.”
As of February 28, 2023, all purchases of the premium currency were suspended. On the same day as closure of the game on May 12, 2023, Sega will begin accepting refunds.
Additional changes to the game will make things a bit easier for current players. Drop rates for characters, free currency, and progression materials will be boosted. New events and reruns of old events, as well as login bonuses and other promotions, will be held from March until the end of service.
Re:Zero Lost in Memories is based on Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World, the light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki. The story follows Subaru Natsuki, a shut-in NEET who is suddenly summoned to a fantasy world. He is almost immediately killed upon arriving, and comes back to life some time later, discovering he has the ability to rewind time after his death. He uses his time-shifting ability to help others and himself. The series has been adapted into multiple manga and anime, as well as video games.
Re:Zero Lost in Memories is available on iOS and Android devices in Japan and select regions. It will shut down service on May 12, 2023.