Tango Gameworks’ mobile game Hero Dice will be shutting down after only 5 months since its release. This is likely due to the game not being successful or popular enough to sustain itself. studio led by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.
As of today, mobile gamers will no longer be able to purchase the game “Dice Hero” via the iOS App Store or Google Play. The game initially launched on March 31 in Japan and is now shutting down after just 5 months.
Dice Hero was a turn-based battle game that combined board game and hero battler elements. Players rolled dice to determine their hero’s attacks, and could also use cards to deploy various effects during battle. Up to four players could play the game at once.
Tango Gameworks founder Shinji Mikami has said he wants the Ghostwire Tokyo developer to work on smaller and non-horror games in the future. Speaking in an issue of Famitsu, Mikami explained that he wanted people to stop associating the studio with a single genre.
“I hope to eventually change the image that Tango Gameworks currently has,” Mikami said. “At the moment, we are still seen as a studio that specializes only in survival horror.Of course, it’s nice to have fans think of us as a studio with a reputation for developing survival horror games. But we also want to be viewed as a studio that can create a wider variety of games. We will be releasing more and more new games in the future, starting with Ghostwire: Tokyo, so please give us your support.”