NJPW shutting down ‘Strong Spirits’ mobile game app

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The app is being shut down. 

In February 2022, New Japan Pro-Wrestling launched their ‘Strong Spirits’ mobile game. Fast forward to present day, the company is choosing to shut the app down. 

March 31st is the final day before the app closes. Here is the full press release from NJPW on the matter: 

[Important] Shutting Down Notice

Thank you for playing New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits.

We regret to inform you that as of Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 15:00 JST, the New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits app will be shutting down. Everyone on the team offers our sincerest apologies for the sudden announcement.

Since the game’s launch on Monday, February 28, 2022, we’ve done our utmost to bring you an enjoyable gaming experience. Looking to the future, we decided it would be difficult to continue providing a service that would satisfy everyone, and came to the decision to shut down the game.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for your support, and offer our apologies.


[ Schedule Leading up to the Shut Down ]

■ Posting of this notice
2024/1/31 15:00 JST

■ Ending service for Diamond Shop and Passport Shop
2024/1/31 15:00 JST

* Diamonds in your possession can still be used until the game’s service is terminated.

■ Ending game service
2024/3/31 15:00 JST

* Once game service is terminated, you will be unable to access the New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits app.
* There are currently no plans for an offline version.

■ Refund eligibility period
2024/4/1 00:00 ~ 2024/6/17 14:59 JST

■ Contact period
Until 2024/6/17 14:59 JST

* If you contact us through the contact form, customer support will reply within 3 business days.
* If you do not receive a reply from customer support, there may be something in your email settings that prevent you from receiving the reply.
We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask that you check your settings, or try contacting us again with Gmail or another address.
* We may not be able to respond to emails received after the contact period has ended.


[ Refunds for unused (paid) in-game currency ]

Following the end of service, unused in-game currency (paid diamonds) will be refunded in accordance with Article 20, Paragraph 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Payment Services Act.

You will be required to update to the latest version of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits app to complete the refund application.

The update is planned to be released in late March, 2024. Please download it when it becomes available.
More information on refunds will be released soon on the official website.

When you contact us, your game data will be required, so we ask that you please refrain from deleting the app
or switching to a new device until the refund of your in-game currency (paid diamonds) has been completed.


[ Terminating Service for Lion Gold Pass ]

Users who have an auto-renewed subscription (Lion Gold Pass) will have their auto-renewal terminated as of Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 15:00 JST.

Users with an auto-renewed subscription (Lion Gold Pass) will still be eligible to receive in-game bonuses for as long as it is active. Please check your provider’s store to see when your subscription expires.

■ iOS users:
1. Go to your device settings.
2. Tap on your Apple ID.
3. Tap “Subscriptions.”
4. Tap on “Lion Gold Pass.”

 

■ Android users:
1. Go to the Google Play Store.
2. From the profile icon on the top right, tap “Payments and Subscriptions” and go to “Subscriptions.”
3. Tap on “Lion Gold Pass.”

Precautions:
* The steps listed above may be different depending on your OS version or device.
* Please ensure that your Lion Gold Pass subscription has been removed from your subscriptions list.
* If your auto-renewal subscription has not been terminated, please follow the steps above again to check your expiry date and manually stop the renewal.
* Please do not attempt to repurchase a subscription from the store.


[ Terminating Service for Lion Gold Pass ]

While New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits may be concluding service, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and the pro-wrestling community will continue to make waves in the future. On behalf of the pro-wrestling community and the wrestlers fighting tirelessly in the ring, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for your support.

There’s only a short amount of time left until service ends on Sunday, March 31, 2024 JST, but we hope that you will continue to enjoy New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits.

The “New Japan Pro-Wrestling: Strong Spirits” Team

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