Bandai Namco’s free-to-play 2v2 brawler Rise of Incarnates didn’t last too long – little over three months since it went live, the studio decided to shut down the game in December 15, 2015 and as of October 14, 2015, players will no longer be able to purchase IP (the in-game virtual currency). As is usually the case, the reason for the shutdown is the low population.
There is one good news however, but it will only last until the servers close: all the Rise of Incarnates characters are now free, so it’s a great time to enjoy this game for a while. Perhaps having all characters unlocked (or most of them) from the beginning could turn out in a better way to grab players and make the game more enjoyable? Who knows? All customize and boost items as well as other items will also see a reduction in price, with some even becoming free.
Rise of Incarnates was a unique game in the free-to-play market with some frantic action and cool characters, but having to buy fighters is what probably resulted in the downfall. We’re sad to see it go, but when will studios learn that they should only bet on selling cosmetics and not vital gameplay elements?