SINoALICE Japanese version will shut down on January 15, 2024
Yoko Taro's mobile game SINoALICE will soon be wholly no more. Square Enix has announced the end-of-service schedule for the game's Japanese server. The DMM and Browser versions will close first on December 26 this year, while the iOS and Android mobile versions will shut down last on January 15, 2024. The title initially launched in June 2017, so it will have a total lifespan of around six and a half years.
In another news post, Square Enix shared more details on the final updates and product releases for SINoALICE. On December 20, they will release the V98.0 update that adds Chapters 1-6 for the final story arc, while disabling the Coliseum mode. Almost a week later on December 26, it will enter endgame mode with the V99.0 update where most bonus campaigns will end, and iOS & Android players will be tasked to complete the final Chapter 7 together with their guild members.
Square Enix are also preparing to release the final permanent memorabilia for SINoALICE. The company is currently holding polls for the most favorite job for each character until November 1, and each top-ranked entry will be made into wallpapers. The company will also release the 6th and final comic volume on January 6, 2024, and the game's soundtrack on January 23.
SINoALICE used to have three separate servers for Japan, the Chinese-speaking East Asian region, and a multi-language global version that includes English. The East Asian server for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau shut down first in October 2022. The Global version will follow suit on November 15.
With the last SINoALICE server standing in Japan also slated to sunset, Yoko Taro's original mobile game will soon cease to exist in entirety. However, Square Enix and Yoko Taro still have NieR Re[in]carnation as an ongoing GaaS title, both in the Japanese and Global English versions.