Uh oh! Another Square Enix mobile game is shutting down

Echoes of Mana’s end of service is on the horizon, another casualty in Square Enix’s mobile game roster following a slew of closures

Echoes of Mana end of service - artwork showing three characters celebrating on the deck of a ship. In the middle is a boy with blonde hair, regal purple coat and v-neck white shirt, to his right is a woman in a fantasy red and green dress with long blonde hair and a crystal between her eyebrows. On the left is a demonic looking woman in a purple outfit with purple hair.

Echoes of Mana, a mobile game spin-off from the legendary JRPG franchise, is shutting down on May 15, a little over a year after its launch. It joins a long list of Square Enix mobile game cancellations.

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes, and Arena Battle Champions have all shut down in recent years, while the Dragon Quest: The Adventures of Dai end of service happened just a few weeks ago.

It’s hard to read too much into the wave of mobile game closures from the company, but with the most recent Square Enix financial results showing declining sales, its mobile initiatives have clearly failed to make the hoped-for impact.

When is Echoes of Mana’s end-of-service date?

Echoes of Mana is set to shutdown on May 15, 2023. The game launched in April last year, meaning its end of service comes just over a year since release. Check out the launch trailer below.

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Here’s the timeline for Echoes of Mana’s shutdown:

  • The official announcement regarding the end of app service

2023/2/13 6:00 (UTC)

  • Sale of Spirit Crystals ending

2023/2/13 6:00 (UTC) – you can continue to use the spirit crystals that you currently hold until the end of the app service.

  • End of App Service

2023/5/15 6:00 (UTC) – in-game events are scheduled to be continually updated until the end of the app service.

Sad times then, for any big Mana fans, but a worrying trend within Square Enix’s mobile game division. For more, check out the Paranormasight release date for the latest spook fest from SE.